Join us this weekend at SCI-Arc for ‘VR Film Sets’.
The worlds of movies have always distorted and manipulated space and cities. Wong Kar-Wai’s “In the Mood for Love” created a romanticized memory of 1960s Hong Kong from footage filmed in modern Bangkok and Singapore, and the abandoned house on Paper Street in Fincher’s “Fight Club” was constructed as a brand new house and then artificially aged. Now, in the age of CG movie production, this transformative nature of film has evolved even further, when any setting can be realistically created digitally. What is our relationship to these places of cinema in the age of immersive media and virtual reality, when our perception of them leaves the 2-dimensional screen and becomes experiential?
This is an exhibition reimagining seminal movie scenes from the pre-digital era as a series of virtual reality environments. Open from today (Friday 7th).
Students: Abeeha Abid, Bianca Hernandez, Jonathan Ong, Kate Stuteville, Malvin Wibowo, Yizhan Zhong, William Chen, Jeremy Hartley, Ko-Chun Liu, Anthony Samaha, Tien Tien Wang, Victoria Carvajal, Yi-Wei Tim Chen, Corina Dow, Lynn Hahm, Mauricio Torres Cande, Tian Hui Vicky Wen, Jiacheng Cheng, Yunki Cheung, Yeonho Cho, Yuxin Liu, Ainslee Robson, Jose Marroquin, Antonio Mora, Dalton Reading, Eric Talbot Schmidt, Adhavan Sundaramurthy, Meng Wang.
Thanks: Greg Feingold, Rebekah Bukhbinder, Kordae Henry, Devyn Weiser, Jake Falk.
Taught by Alexey Marfin.