Virtual Reality pavillon

2019 Edition

ÉDITO

We’re introducing a new section at the FIFIB this year! From VR films to artists working around the virtual aspect of social media, this selection focuses on immersive pieces. The entrance – a creation by Bruit du Frigo – sets the tone with its organic and winding tunnel. What’s at the end of it? Light, of course!

Natacha Seweryn

Booking

Films

Virtual Reality in real time

— A show every 20 minutes, on reservation
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Gloomy Eyes BY Jorge Tereso et Fernando Maldonado (WITH THE VOICE OF TAHAR RAHIM)
ARG, FRA / 8 MIN / FRENCH VERSION
 
Gloomy, a half-human half-zombie child, was born out of the crazy experiments of a mysterious priest and lives in the woods. “Gloomy Eyes” is one of the most accomplished VR experiences technically and aesthetically-wise.

Virtual Reality Cinema in 360°

— Program 1 : Shows at 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m., on reservation
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Gymnasia by Chris Lavis et Maciek Szczerbowski
(IN partNeRSHIP WITH Phi)

CAN / 7 MIN / NO DIALOGUE
 

This is the first ever VR experience to tackle the imperceptible anxiety triggered by that very moment when reality blurs with fiction beyond belief.

 

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Accused#2 BY Nicolas Champeaux AND Gilles Port
 
FRA / 14 MIN / AFRIKAANS WITH FRENCH SUBTITLES
 
A dive into the Rivonia Trial in 1963-1964 through the eyes of Walter Sisulu. This piece allows the user to experience what this exceptional figure went through at this key moment of the 20th century.
— Program 2 : Shows at 3 p.m., 5 p.m., on reservation
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Daughters of Chibok BY Joel Kachi Benson
 
NGA / 11 MIN / OV ENGLISH – WITH FRENCH SUBTITLES
 
This shock documentary gives the floor to the mothers of the 112 young girls who are still missing after the 2014 terror abduction in Chibok. An unsettling piece that rekindles the voices of those who are generally not heard.
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PassengeR BY Isobel Knowles AND Van Sowerwine
 
AUS / 10 MIN / FRENCH VERSION
 
Based on conversations with real taxi drivers who welcome immigrants on an unknown land, this story doesn’t lead us where we thought we were going: the landscape falls to pieces and the driver ends up being a… bird.

Exposition

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Lacrizotiek BY Sara Sadik

In the presence of Sara Sadik

The artist from Bordeaux explores the notion of “beurcore”, i.e. the culture developed by the French people of North African origin. To those who want to bring “culture into disadvantaged areas”, the artist shows it’s already there, with both subtlety and humour.

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Itinéraire d’un homme fragile sur Mozilla Firefox BY Seumboy Vrainom :€

According to this “digital shaman in the making”, “numeriscosophy” is a kind of spirituality that aims at creating a new enlightened place though her journey on the Internet.

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La boîte noire BY Élisabeth Caravella 

En présence d’Élisabeth Caravella

Inspired by the cybernetic culture, between contemporary art and cinema, Élisabeth Caravella pretends to be the perfect dupe by email so as to worm out something else from scammers’ daily swindles: a little bit of poetry.

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Dans la jungle, avec un petit couteau à beurre… BY Anaïs Volpé AND Alexandre Desane

In the presence of Anaïs Volpé et Alexandre Desane

This documentary web series offers a fascinating encounter with the duality of ten self-taught people from creative fields, between audacity and illegitimacy. In France, some people still believe a degree is more valuable than actual action…

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SHEGITU .SSR invite Tabitha Swanson
Each month, SHEGITU .SSR, an Instagram residence dedicated to the promotion of emerging artists, invites an artist to explore the platform’s technical possibilities.
Declinations of that piece will be available on the festival’s instagram profile.

With the support of the Région Nouvelle Aquitaine as part of the Eventech call for projects.