XR3 – Virtual Exhibition co-curated by Cannes XR & NewImages Festival
12-17 July 2021 | CINETic, 3b Tudor Arghezi Street
Artistic creations in virtual reality and immersive technologies presented this year at the Cannes and NewImages festivals are now available in Romania as well!
The French Institute in Romania and UNATC, through CINETic will make available to the local public the over 20 virtual art productions selected in the XR3 Festival.
Through the Museum of Other Realities platform, you will have access to this selection of VR film productions, animations, audiovisual experiences and single or multi-user VR installations, some of which are world premieres.
The productions selected in the XR3 Festival can be accessed in Bucharest, CINETic – UNATC building (3b Tudor Arghezi Street, behind TNB).
Admission is free, all you have to do is book your place at one of the VR stations, HERE.
More details about the selected productions at Cannes XR can be found HERE.
The selection of productions participating in the NewImages Festival competition can be found HERE.
- All devices used are disinfected according to the current sanitary norms and are used only with disposable covers, for the protection of the public and the organizers.
- Access allowed only with a protective mask.
- All venues of the event are sanitized according to current sanitary norms.
12-15 July 2021 – 16:00-21:00
16-17 July 2021 – 11:00-21:00
Director: Adrian Meyer
Music: Paul Keilhau
Producer: Laura Messner
Explore a world beyond the bounds of our human perception. A world full of mystery, of beauty and darkness. Let yourself be taken on a trip into the woven nature of existence.
Director: Federico Carlini & German Heller
Producer: Federico Carlini & German Heller
Paper Birds is the story of a short sighted child with an exceptional talent for music. He must find his way through the world of darkness to bring back his sister, taken away by the shadows. He’ll use the depth of music to open portals to the invisible world. He’ll confront the shadows, and they’ll reveal their purpose.This journey uses the senses to evoque our inner darkness, and the mystery that lies within it. The unknown that we’re often afraid to see. A story about inspiration, intuition, emotion and how these qualities are invoked by the music.
* WORLD PREMIERE
Director: Benjamin Steiger Levine
Script: Ben Steiger Levine, Gregory Kaufman
On the morning of his birthday, Marco discovers the cake Polo has lovingly made and left for him on the kitchen table. He also notices that every object in the kitchen has been battened down with tape and twine as if to safeguard against an oncoming storm. What begins as a beautiful morning for the young couple takes a surreal turn when their world literally falls apart around them.
Director: Hsin-Chien HUANG
Producer: Saiau-Yue TSAU
Samsara Ep.1 explores the concept of the Embodied Cognition. In this experience, the audiences will be transformed into different beings’ bodies and experience the world from entirely new perspectives.
Director: Igor Cortadellas
Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel
Producer: Maria Soler Chopo
Symphony is an immersive audiovisual experience that takes spectators on a journey through emotions and music. Spectators are able to experience and truly understand classical music as never before, entering the interior of an instrument or feeling like musicians in an orchestra. They enjoy compositions by Beethoven, Mahler and Bernstein performed by the great conductor Gustavo Dudamel and the prestigious Mahler Chamber Orchestra.
THE BOOK OF DISTANCE
* over 20 awards and festival selections
* Winner: Best Narrative Experience, THE WEBBY AWARDS
Director: Randall Okita
Producer: David Oppenheim
An interactive pilgrimage through an emotional geography of immigration and family to recover what was lost.In 1935, Yonezo Okita left his home in Hiroshima, Japan, and began a new life in Canada. Then war and state-sanctioned racism changed everything—he became the enemy. Three generations later, his grandson, artist Randall Okita, leads us on an interactive virtual pilgrimage through an emotional geography of immigration and family to recover what was lost.
Okita invites us to participate in this generous act of imagination: a space of magical theatre and generational echoes. He never strays too far from our side as we move through the story’s darker moments. His need to reclaim his grandfather’s lost moments becomes our own. Together we reimagine a significant moment in history and a very personal journey of loss and recovery.
Project Manager: Alexandra Bucălae
VR Coordonator: Marius Hodea
Marketing: Cristina Nițu
Communication: Elena Belciu
Technical Coordonator: Tănase Dumitru
Administrator: Andrei Mutuligă
Volunteers: Tudor Dobrescu, Ruxandra Rădulescu, Beatrice Pleșcan, Ștefan Nicolae Popescu, Daria Asanache, Caty Alexandra Șamata, Marius Dumitru Teodor, Ingrid Bianca Ristea, Elena Irodi, Mihai Brînză