Excited to be showing our interactive cinematic VR experience at The Rice Media Center as part of the Houston Cinema Arts Festival .
November 8-12. I will be giving talking about the work at noon on Friday November 9 in the Lounge at the Media Center.
Happy to announce that Queerskins: a love story will have its European premiere in November at The Geneva International Film Festival. Unfortunately, no installation, but they are working with us on creating the haptic chair which rumbles with the car engine. Skywalker Sound ,who did our audio post production and design, made it so bass noises are transmitted to a subwoofer under the seat. It’s a very elegant, very effective addition to the experience.
We are at muvlab for two weeks with a site-specific installation of Queerskins: a love story, featuring videos by Jarrah Gurrie and Pelin Kirca which were commissioned in 2011-12 for the online narrative.
I contacted Jarrah through a short film website, we met for two hours in a coffee shop in Union Square. He was going to LA to work on editing a Hollywood film –I handed him a Flip video camera and told him “no narrative” –just put it in your pocket and film your life. (I wanted him to use a Flip because it had no zoom so the filmmaker’s body is ever present in the motion of the shot) Three months later–he sent me back these beautiful videos which represent Sebastian’s life in LA after leaving Missouri.
Pelin’s video of a man touching his chest has been a centerpiece of installation since Tribeca. I met this wonderful Turkish artist in 2007 and commissioned a hand-drawn animation for Reconstructing Mayakovsky.
VR Fest MX was fantastic–the level of intelligence and creative energy in Mexico City is incredible. Thanks to all for this opportunity.