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VREXHIBITION

MAIN PROGRAM

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A SYMPHONY OF NOISE

MICHAELA PNACEKOVA, JAMIE BALLIU, GERMANY/UK, 2019

In this musical VR experience, you will embark on an immersive journey – to ‘listen differently’ to your daily lives, the world around you and find the music within. Immerse yourself in the world of exploration of sonic landscapes in high-end spatial sound design where you can hear, see and feel sound in a way not possible before.
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CONSCIOUS EXISTENCE

Marc Zimmermann, Germany, 2018

We are gifted every moment with life’s most precious achievement: A conscious mind, enabling us to sense and hold within, the universe’s boundless beauty – a source of infinite inspiration that fuels our inner space.
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DAS TOTALE TANZ THEATER

INTERACTIVE MEDIA FOUNDATION & FILMTANK, Germany, 2019

Who are humans in the age of technology? What role do they play and how do they interact with the machines that surround them? These types of questions were already negotiated at the Bauhaus 100 years ago. DAS TOTALE TANZ THEATER frames these questions today in the context of the development of artificial intelligence by staging a virtual reality dance experience.
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FOREST

Kelsey Boncato, Daniel Oldham, USA, 2019

A meditative immersive media experience in a hand-drawn landscape of ancient bristlecone pine trees, sculpted organic matter, and transmuted earthy-electro sounds; get lost in an interactive sacred space.
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HOME AFTER WAR

Gayatri Parameswaran, Germany/USA/Switzerland/Iraq, 2018

What if your home becomes the place you fear? An Iraqi father returns to Fallujah to face the threat of improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Join him in his home and discover the unfolding of a tragic event.
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LAST WHISPERS: AN IMMERSIVE ORATORIO

Lena Herzog, USA, 2018/2019

At an unprecedented speed faster than the extinction of most endangered species, we are losing our linguistic diversity—and the very means by which we know ourselves. This immersive oratorio is an invocation of the languages that have gone extinct and an incantation of those that are endangered.
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PARIS TERROR – DIE GEISELN VOM HYPER CACHER

Ricarda Saleh, Germany, 2018

On 7 January 2015, two terrorists attacked the magazine “Charlie Hebdo”. Shortly afterwards, a third terrorist attacked the kosher supermarket “Hyper Cacher”. In this virtual documentary, we use sketch-style animation to bring to life the recollections of three hostages.
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RE-ANIMATED

Jakob Kudsk Steensen, USA, 2018

RE-ANIMATED explores the intersections of extinction, preservation of immortality. It is a re-imagining of ornithologist Douglas H. Pratt’s memories of the now extinct “Kaua’i ʻōʻō” bird, as told to director Jakob Kudsk Steensen.
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THE SCREAM

Sandra Paugam, Charles Ayats , France, 2019

Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” is omnipresent. The famous face distorted by terror has fired our imaginations so greatly that it has become the universal symbol of dread. Are you ready to unleash the secrets of the most famous “scream” in art history?
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CLAUDE MONET – THE WATER LILY OBSESSION

Nicolas Thépot, France, 2018

From 1899 to 1926, Claude Monet painted more than 250 scenes devoted to the water lily theme, which became what he himself called “an obsession.” This contemplative VR experience invites the user on a sensory journey starting off in Claude Monet’s garden, stopping along the way at the workshop of the artist and ending in the exhibition rooms of the Orangerie Museum.
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TRAIL OF ANGELS

Kristina Buozyte, Lithuania, 2018

A double tribute to the precursor of multimedia art, and one of the greatest pioneers of all abstract art in Europe – the most outstanding Lithuanian creator, Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, who broke boundaries between different art forms in order to create a whole new world based on his own cosmogony.
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VESTIGE

Aaron Bradbury, UK/USA/France, 2018

Vestige is a room-scale VR creative documentary that uses multi-narrative and volumetric live capture to take the viewer on a journey into the mind of Lisa as she remembers her lost love, Erik.
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HAMBURG EMERGING ARTISTS

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EXTRAPOLAR
Tobias Wüstefeld, Germany, 2019

Our reality is that of a medial and informative overdose. Data needs to be filtered, prioritized and organized. We interpolate connections from information islands. But what if these interpolations are used for an extrapolated reinterpretation?
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THE GATE
Nico Chibac, Germany, 2019

The birth of our universe, from 13 billion years ago until today: assist to the birth of stars, galaxies, black holes and other wonders. Let yourself be guided in a spiritual and philosophical tour where you will lose all your senses of scale, discover the immensity of the universe and realise how insignificant we are in space.
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UTOPIAN SPACES
Ilja Mirsky, Germany, 2018/2019

Spaces, as we know them, dissolve into another and emerge anew in our heads. Where does real space end and virtual reality begin?
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The presentation of the “Hamburg Emerging Artists” is supported by Hypo Kulturstiftung

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RESIDENCIES

Our Open Call included the opportunity of applying for two VRHAM! residencieds. Together with our partner Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein we selected the following projects: From 3 June, the two teams from BE:BERND (GER) and COCOTTE MINUTE (FR) will be arriving to further develop their projects and present them to the VRHAM! audience on the opening weekend. They will be supported by VRHAM! jury member Michel Reilhac and another Virtual Reality expert. We are excited and looking forward to experiencing the development of these two trend-setting artistic works with you.

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BE B:E:R:N:D
Maso, Germany, 2019

A hyperlocal clifi-game for four players, that includes Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, a retro text adventure, an audio discovery experience and a lot of discussions with your teammates. Save your favourite spots in Berlin from the negative effects of climate change- or is it already too late?
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COCOTTE-MINUTE
Gabrielle Roque, Louis Wade, Teddy Aymard, France, 2019

Five characters: illusionnist, psychic, hypnotist, journalist, pickpocket, are invited in the manor of the prodigious magician of all time, Maestro Mephisto. They don’t know that they have been chosen to be in the first representation of the fantastic manor, Mephisto’s greatest show.
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In cooperation with Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein in the context of the North Sea Interreg project Create Converge.

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VREXHIBITION

0AR

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0AR
Aoi Nakamura, Esteban Lecoq, UK, 2018

Experiencing 0AR communally via three connected devices, audiences are encouraged to explore, move around the space and interact where their actions have a unique influence within the performance.

 

0AR is based on seminal masterpiece zero degrees (2005), a collaboration between dancers/choreographers Akram Khan, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, sculptor Antony Gormley and composer Nitin Sawhney.

 

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MAGENTA VR LOUNGE

Together with our festival partner TELEKOM we are setting up the MAGENTA VR-LOUNGE in our VREXHIBITION. Discover selected Virtual Reality experiences from our artistic program as well as additional works curated by us. Got some time to kill until your reservation for the next experience from the MAIN PROGRAM? Come and visit our lounge, grab an Oculus Go and drop into 360 degree worlds. Additionally, some of the experiences presented at the festival can be viewed in the free app VRHAM! 2019 @ Magenta VR.

 

Kindly supported by our festival partner

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INTERACTIVE PLAYGROUND

VRHAM! 2019 not only wants to show what the current artistic international VR scene has to offer, but also looks ahead. What new media are in the starting blocks, what potentials are opening up and what new technologies may prove exciting tools for artists in the future? We invite you to the interactive playground: just try it out, be curious, don’t be shy, and above all have fun!

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