A Machine for Viewing

  • Charlie Shackleton, Richard Misek, Oscar Raby
  • United Kingdom, Australia
  • 2019
  • 30 min
  • Immersive, Performance
  • World Premiere
  • DocLab Domesticating Reality, IDFA on Stage, IDFA DocLab Competition for Immersive Non-Fiction
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What does virtual reality as a medium have to do with cinema? This performance and VR experience revolves around the ambiguous relationship between the two. Beneath the audience in a physical cinema, one person wearing a VR headset is immersed in a virtual cinema. Their virtual experience is projected on the big screen of the real cinema. Three experiments in perception juxtapose the physical cinema experience with immersion in a virtual world.

This individual VR experience and public performance in one is guided by the three makers themselves. All three are moving-image makers, but with very different backgrounds. The playful creator of film essays Charlie Shackleton takes us through the history of films using unusual aspect ratios, academic Richard Misek considers what the best seat in the house is, and VR maker Oscar Raby ultimately takes us beyond the projection screen.

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A Machine for Viewing (IDFA on Stage: A Machine for Viewing)
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Sat 23 November - 19:00 - 20:00
Compagnie - Grote Zaal
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Credits

  • 30 min
  • Spoken languages: English
Director
Charlie Shackleton, Richard Misek, Oscar Raby
Production
Richard Misek, VRTOV
Key collaborator
Lisa Brook for Live Cinema UK, Katy Morrison for VRTOV
Executive producer
Richard Misek, Oscar Raby
Co-production
Live Cinema UK
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IDFA history

2019
World Premiere
DocLab Domesticating Reality
IDFA on Stage
IDFA DocLab Competition for Immersive Non-Fiction

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