Vernissage & exhibition: DOK.fest Virtual Reality Pop Up Cinema
Die Neue Sammlung, Pinakothek der Moderne / Loftcube
Virtual reality is everywhere. For a long time documentary films have been working with VR and 360°. At the same time this new form of media polarises opinion like no other. DOK.fest VR Pop Up Kino takes its lead from these current debates and presents documentary VR and 360° projects, open to all in the designer Werner Aisslinger’s Loftcube, in front of the Pinakothek der Moderne. The Best Of international documentary VR and 360° projects.
Mo-Fr 14.00–20.00, Sa-Su 11.00–20.00
Loftcube by Werner Aisslinger, Pinakothek der Moderne
INSIDE AUSCHWITZ (WDR)
On the occasion of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau on 27 January 1945, the WDR published the world's first "Virtual Documentary" on the largest extermination camp of the national socialists. Jürgen Brügger, Jörg Haaßengier, Gerhard Schick / WDR / Germany 2017, 9 minutes
MEER DER VERZWEIFELTEN (Süddeutsche VR)
A mission on one of the most dangerous escape routes of the world: Every year several thousand refugees are losing their lives in the Mediterranean Sea. Lukas Ondreka / Süddeutsche Zeitung / Germany 2017, 8 Minuten
NOMADS: HERDERS (Felix & Paul Studios)
The first part of this trilogy offers a meditative look at a community of nomadic yak herders in Mongolia through a series of scenes presented in single takes. Felix Lajeunesse & Paul Raphael / Felix & Paul Studios / Canada 2016, 12 minutes
NOMADS: MAASAI (Felix & Paul Studios)
This episode showcases the Maasai’s formidable living heritage in the village of Enkutoto. Felix Lajeunesse & Paul Raphael / Felix & Paul Studios / Canada 2016, 12 minutes
NOMADS: SEA GYPSIES (Felix & Paul Studios)
An encounter with the Sama-Bajau people, who have lived on the sea along the coasts of Borneo for centuries. Felix Lajeunesse & Paul Raphael / Felix & Paul Studios / Canada 2016, 12 minutes
NOTES ON BLINDNESS: INTO DARKNESS (Arte)
Notes On Blindness is a VR experience based on the audio diaries of writer and academic John Hull. Peter Middletton & James Spinney, Archer’s Mark & ARTE / FR & UK 2016, 15 minutes
Science Fiction goes VR. Exciting political thriller between future utopia and horror vision. Mona el Gammal / INVR.SPACE, Berliner Festspiele, ZDF/ARTE / Germany 2017, 12 minutes
The selection was curated by Myriam Achard / Phi Centre Montréal (Canada). Myriam is responsable for the VR Garden, an exhibition for virtual reality works at Phi Centre.
A driving force in communications, Myriam Achard has more than 20 years of experience in public relations and press relations. For the past 10 years, she has worked with Phoebe Greenberg to develop and promote the Canadian and international avant-garde arts scene. She has been Director of Public Relations and Communications at the Phi Centre since it opened in 2012, and is Director of Communications for the DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art.
A cooperation project of DOK.fest München the WERNER AISSLINGER. HOUSE OF WONDERS exhibition at the Pinakothek der Moderne / Die Neue Sammlung