IDFA DocLab Competition for Immersive Non-Fiction

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    Comprised of 9 titles, the IDFA DocLab Competition for Immersive Non-Fiction opens up new possibilities for live performance in digital art, as artists increasingly experiment with different platforms in response to the challenges of 2020. Selected formats include online immersive theater, full-dome experiences, multi-sensory experiments. All submerge audiences in completely new realities. Part of the do {not} touch program.

    Selected for the Immersive Non-Fiction competition

    7 Sounds

    • Sam Green
    • 2020

      Filmmaker Sam Green and musician JD Samson create a live audio performance based on seven specific sounds, producing an intimate listening experience and a mini-masterclass on the meaning of sound.

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      Camp Century

      • Anrick Bregman
      • 2020

        It sounds like science fiction: a military camp with its own nuclear power plant, deep under the ice of Greenland. But the U.S. underground army base Camp Century really did exist. In this VR game/podcast you explore the camp and meet its people.

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        Corona Voicemails

        • David OReilly
        • 2020

          A series of short animations based on voicemail messages left during the first wave of coronavirus. The hypnotic, endlessly rotating visual layers were made using a specially developed “visual synthesizer.”

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          Echoes of Silence

          • Tamara Shogaolu
          • 2020

            Dome projections of starlit skies and animations complement this intense audio experience. A trip into space to explore the ways the emptiness of the universe manifests as sound at various places around the world.

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            Eclipse

            • Ali Eslami
            • 2020

              Alless and Lena can’t see each other—only the trails they leave. But these two radically different entities get to know one another by following and analyzing these traces. A live VR performance that gives a radical new meaning to diversity.

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              Symbiosis

              • Polymorf
              • 2020

                This VR experience for multiple users and multiple senses transports you to a post-human future in which Homo sapiens have been absorbed into a biotope teeming with mixed life-forms: human, animal, and technological hybrids.

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                Visitors

                • David Rosenberg, Glen Neath
                • 2020

                  No news, no music, and no opinions—that’s what Darkfield Radio promises. Instead it provides an immersive two-person audio experience that takes you into a fantastic imaginary world where hearing is the nerve center of feeling and imagination.

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                  Virtualis

                  • Matt Romein, Lydia Jessup
                  • 2020

                    Choose a “tourist avatar” and follow the tour guides to explore the highlights of the social VR platform VRChat. Along the way you’ll learn about the culture of virtual role-playing, digital identities, and the history of online social spaces.

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                    Where There’s Smoke

                    • Lance Weiler
                    • 2020

                      An intimate story unfolds during a Zoom group chat and on the online notebook Miro, about two fires that took place during artist Lance Weiler’s childhood, and how they are connected with the recent death of his father.

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