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DISCOURSE

You have questions? We are looking for answers: in our VRHAM! 2019 discourse program.

Technologies like Virtual and Augmented Reality help create immersive art experiences, open new ways of accessing music, or transform political events via artistic means and transport them from the other end of the world into your own home. Brave new virtual world? Which potential is still to be discovered by artists and cultural institutions in digital media? Do traditional art forms have to follow the trend, and what are the limitations that not even the most innovative technology can overcome? We are discussing these and many more questions with artists, experts, VRHAM! partners – and you! Come along, join the debate, ask your questions and let’s discover the broad field of different realities together!

 

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VR & PERFORMANCE

8 June 2019, 6 pm

 

Theatre, dance, and performance work with the body in space, in a live setting. In Virtual Reality, however, the body is fiction, an avatar, and the environment is pre-produced. How can these two worlds be combined? We talk to Marcus Lobbes, Artistic Director of the Academy for Theatre and Digitality Dortmund, and Marcel Karnapke of CyberRäuber, who contributed MEET JULIET, MEET ROMEO and FRAGMENTE – EIN DIGITALER FREISCHÜTZ to this year’s program.
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VR EXHIBITING ART

9 June 2019, 6 pm

 

Virtual Reality – this is the world that exists in VR glasses. Whether on the couch, in the museum or on the beach: isn’t the place from which we enter Virtual Reality irrelevant for the actual experience? What does this mean for the exhibition of artistic VR works? After a short keynote by Julie Walsh about exhibiting Virtual Reality art we will open the panel for discussion with Gabrielle Roque, Ulrich Schrauth and Julie Walsh.
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VR & Music

10 June 2019, 6 pm

 

The digital media of the future and the traditional music business: two areas that seem incompatible at first glance. How can the digital future be shaped to incorporate Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality formats into classical music and music theatre? Ulrich Schrauth (Artistic Director VRHAM!) talks to Peter Maniura (Director IMZ Academy) and Annastina Haapasaari (Project Manger Opera Beyond, Finnish National Opera) about artistic possibilities and strategic potentials of immersive media in the musical arts.
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3D SOUND & MUSIC DESIGN FOR XR

11 June 2019, 6 pm

 

In Virtual Reality, sound plays a decisive role for an emotional and immersive experience. But how are virtual sound worlds created and what sets them apart from traditional formats such as cinema? Daniel Deboy (Co-founder of DELTA Soundworks, Kultur- und Kreativpiloten 2016) gives an insight into sound and music design for VR productions of various kinds.
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VR CONNECTED – THE HUMAN PERSPECTIVE

12 June 2019, 6 pm

 

For a long time Virtual Reality was regarded as a niche domain of the gaming industry. But in recent years the technology has found its way into more and more areas of life: Not only artists of different creative genres are inspired by the wide range of possibilities of artificial reality, the business world also realises the vast potential of digital transformation and VR. On the panel are Stephan Biallas (Partner EY), Dr. Thilo Hagendorff (Media and Technology Ethicist, University of Tübingen) and Diana Schniedermeier (Executive Producer)
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BEYOND THE VRONTIER –
POLITICAL COMMITMENT IN VR & AR

13 June 2019, 6 pm

 

Virtual Reality enables a change of perspective: How can the use of Virtual and Augmented Reality in artistic non-fictional works contribute to a different access to crises, terror and fears? Documentary formats in Virtual or Augmented Reality create an immediacy beyond fiction which makes events almost tangible – and allow us to get a feel for what it can mean to spend everyday life in fear and terror. We are talking to Dani Ploeger (SMART FENCE) and Ricarda Saleh (PARIS TERROR).
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VRHAM! MEETS VRIENDS

14 June 2019, 6 pm

 

VRHAM! Virtual Reality & Arts Festival Hamburg and the Danish CPH:DOX Festival start an exchange: Within this year’s edition VRHAM! invites a project which was already presented in Copenhagen a few weeks before: RE-ANIMATED by Jakob Kudsk Steensen. What artistic possibilities does the Virtual Reality scene offer in Denmark and Hamburg? We talk to Casper Andersen (Programmer / Film & Inter:Active CPH:DOX), Mads Damsbo (Founder and Producer Makropol, Director), Ilja Mirsky (KollektivMosaik, VRHAM! Hamburg Emerging Artist) and Ulrich Schrauth (Artistic Director VRHAM! Festival).
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