IDFA DocLab Spotlight

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    The non-competitive new media section includes 10 titles with themes such as galactic justice, (post)human grief, and caretaking of artificial beings. Presented as part of the do {not} touch program.

    Selected for IDFA DocLab Spotlight

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    • Pietro Gagliano
    • 2020

      Play God in a universe populated by intelligent machines. You can nurture their peaceful coexistence or plunge them into chaos and conflict. The story of evolution in this VR game is never the same twice.

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      All Kinds of Limbo, XR Broadcast

      • Toby Coffey
      • 2020

        An intimate musical journey using immersive techniques to celebrate live performance, drawing inspiration from the Caribbean influence on British music through genres such as reggae, grime, and calypso.

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        The Book of Distance

        • Randall Okita
        • 2020

          Director Randall Okita’s grandfather emigrated from Hiroshima to Canada in 1935. During the Second World War he was sent to an internment camp. This interactive reconstruction of the life of a taciturn man fills in the gaps in history.

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          Corpus Misty

          • Aubrey Heichemer
          • 2020

            Wandering through a labyrinth of soft shapes, the viewer encounters stories of genderqueers and women who fall outside the norm. This immersive VR documentary shows that there is more that connects us than divides us.

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            Ferenj: A Graphic Memoir in VR

            • Ainslee Robson
            • 2020

              During a VR flight through Ethiopian-American director Ainslee Robson’s memories of Cleveland and Addis Ababa in pointillist form, cultural dislocation and the elusiveness of her mixed-race identity become palpable.

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              The Leaked Recipes Cookbook

              • Demetria Glace
              • 2020

                Author Demetria Glace presents a series of intimate events based on The Leaked Recipes Cookbook, a cookbook of recipes she fished out from the massive data leaks in recent years.

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                Life Cycle Series [AR]

                • David OReilly
                • 2019

                  These three narrative augmented reality filters rely on people’s customary willingness on social media to cast themselves as the visual subject. At the same time, they put this self-centeredness firmly into perspective.

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                  Missing Pictures: Birds of Prey

                  • Clément Deneux
                  • 2019

                    Award-winning director Abel Ferrara talks about his never-completed film project from 1980, Birds of Prey. Like the VR user, he is surrounded by that film’s vision of a dystopian New York, where a revolutionary uprising leads to urban warfare.

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                    Motto

                    • Vincent Morisset
                    • 2020

                      An interactive novella intertwining ancient storytelling traditions with the contemporary language of the internet. It’s a story that is told via thousands of ultrashort video fragments made by anonymous users all over the world—including you.

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                      In Order of Disappearance

                      • Bart van de Woestijne
                      • 2019

                        This immersive experience is an exercise in isolation. You start walking, and leave everything behind. Can you be alone? Or will you disappear into an endless vacuum? This event is not suitable for people who are claustrophobic.

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