WHAT ARE THE SELECTION CRITERIA
Innovation: overall idea and objectives, solution to the open call challenge, project outcomes
Impact: artistic, social and economic impact, sustainability
Implementation and artistic quality: artistic proposal, implementation plan, use of the technology
Team: skills, knowledge, previous work and experience in the interactive arts, music, performing arts, fashion & design and XR fields
The creative team will be selected by the following international jury: Judith Guez (Head of Art & VR/Laval Virtual; Director /Rector VRso Festival), Lilli Paasikivi-Ilves (Artistic Director /Finnish National Opera), Tomás Saraceno (Performance and Installation Artist)
The creative team, consisting of up to 4 team members, will take part in a 1-week residency in Marseille (FR), provided by Dark Euphoria (producer of artistic digital experiences) End of April / Beginning of May 2021.
This residency time in Marseille (one week) offers the selected artistic team a technical and editorial support around their existing or in progress XR project. The laureates will be supported by two technical directors (video technical director and IT technical) from the company Inlum.in, specialised in real-time volumetric capture, who works for museums or concert halls.
The objective is to propose new perspectives to the chosen project by adding an immersive dimension to it, based on the movements and gestures of the public/audience. After a first day of presentation of the potentials of the technology based on an existing project (“Froth of the daydream”) and the in situ test of the technology with kinect cameras, we will invite the artists to reflect on how to use this innovative tool in order to improve the narrative or playful dimension of their project.
The remaining days will consist of exchanges with the technical directors, obtaining moodboards, sketches, models of the XR project with this technology and working on first steps to implement this new technology. One week being much too short to create concrete visual or graphic material, we propose a remote project support over the following month after the residency with the technical directors so as to be able to obtain a teaser or a prototype of the final rendering that will be showcased at VRHAM! Festival in Hamburg/Germany. The production budget of up to 10,000 Euros is to be spent in order to guarantee the best possible presentation of the project in Hamburg.
The residency expenses of the creative team (travel, accommodation and subsistence) will be covered by VRHAM! Festival.
The selected team will be allocated a production budget up to 10,000 Euros upon presentation of invoices for technical and productions costs related to the project: equipment, material purchase, external services (technical development). The budget must be used to create measurable outcomes that can be presented to an audience at VRHAM! festival and fulfill the open call’s objectives.
PRESENTATION / SHOWCASE
The results of the residency will be presented to a professional audience during VRAHM! Festival 2021. It may take different forms depending on the team’s project outcomes (prototype, demo, workshop, screening, etc.) and will be discussed jointly between the team and the artistic direction of the VRHAM! festival. During this public presentation, the artist will be able to present a prototype, a work step, or a finalised work, depending on the progress of the project at the end of the residency. The costs for these moments of presentation (travel, accommodation, subsistence costs etc.) will be covered by VRHAM! Festival.
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