Revelation is proud to present a selection of cutting edge Virtual Reality works from around Australia, curated by Greg Ferris (Only At The Air, Only At Each Other, Revelation 2017) from The University Of Technology, Sydney.
REV | VR includes the world premiere of his new VR drama, Sympathetic Threads.
A Thin Black Line
A Thin Black Line is an interactive narrative with linear and interactive sections. The user embodies a small girl, controlling a pair of IK rigged arms with which they can interact with some objects and the space. The art style is heavily stylised in after the work of Vernon Ah Kee and makes use of custom shaders that emulate a charcoal on paper aesthetic.
Breach is a Virtual Reality film about a society 50 years from now that is fractured and rapidly
disintegrating. A virus has made the human race infertile, hold but you are born and must survive. A desperate race to find a cure has taken hold, and all infants that are born are immediately kidnapped by the government for testing. Your time with your mother is cut short when Hazmat guards burst in, searching for you. You are soon discovered by one of the guards, who finds your life in his hands.
What will he do?
Parragirls Past, Present
Parragirls Past, Present is a deeply moving immersive experience presenting former residents’ visions of Parramatta Girls Home today.Commissioned by The Big Anxiety Festival for EPICentre, the world’s highest resolution 3D immersive cinema, this collaboration with Parragirls and media artists rewrites the history of this former child welfare institution. Returning after 40 years, Parragirls seek out traces to substantiate what really happened in this place.
PREHISTORIC VR drops you onto the ocean floor 200 million years ago, for an immersive encounter with the strange, wonderful and terrifying creatures of the prehistoric deep, from the Ediacaran to the Cretaceous periods. Commissioned by the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, and developed with assistance from Create NSW, PREHISTORIC VR is a collaboration between award-winning visual artist and filmmaker Samantha Lang, and Erth Visual & Physical Inc, internationally renowned makers of large-scale puppetry experiences. An adaptation of Erth’s stage show Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium, this VR adventure has been made for and with kids, big and small.
Sympathetic Threads (World Premiere)
“...a thousand fibres connect you with your fellow-men, and along those fibres, as along sympathetic threads, run your actions as causes, and return to you as effects…” - Henry Melvill
Sympathetic threads is a drama that follows the lives of a number of characters as they interact over the course of an evening. It combines live action, animation, a spatialised soundtrack, that envelope and immerses the viewer in the lives of these characters and their interconnectedness The narrative structure is partially inspired by the multi-narrative dramas of director Robert Altman.
Featuring Anni Finsterer (Sweet Country), Mandela Mathia (Kill Off), Noah Wiseman (The Babadook) and introducing Jack Walton and Nadia Zwecker.
Gregory Ferris will be attending Revelation
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