VR/360°@ANIMATEKA

29. november–5. december

Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova
Exhibition opening: 29. november, 19.00
Open daily: 12.00–18.00

The 4th traditional showcase of the latest original works that bring together the worlds of animation, computer games, and virtual reality. You are kindly invited to join us in exploring acclaimed artists’ animated depths in the world of illusion!

The Hangman at Home

Michelle Kranot, Uri Kranot 

Canada, Denmark, France, 2020

What does the hangman think about when he goes home at night after work?

The Hangman at Home is an animated VR experience exploring themes surrounding acknowledgement and the awkward intimacy of humanness. Told in five interwoven stories, each situation presents a person, or persons in a delicate moment: fragile, playful, terrified, contemplated, confused, curious.

Disociacija / Dislokacije / Dislocation

Veljko Popović, Milivoj Popović

Croatia, France, 2020

The VR experience Dislocation takes a look at an absurd moment of disbelief and fear. It examines the internal processes that develop and offers a visual depiction of a person forced into extreme circumstances – a moment of dislocation. We follow the protagonist along a beach in Greece, the Texas desert and a Slovenian forest and journey into his mind where the memories of his lost home slowly decay.

Aqualia

Vladislav Knežević

Croatia, 2021

In an underwater robotics test pool, a machine infected by an unknown biological conglomerate conducts a fatal manoeuvre. The new compounds create their own forms, self-sustainable, self-forming and adaptable. The Anthropocene, a human product, has opened a possibility for the extension of the body without organs to host other forms of life, inhumanly wondrous and unpredictable.

Reeducated

Sam Wolson 

USA, Kazakhstan, 2021

Reeducated takes viewers inside one of Xinjiang’s “reeducation” camps, guided by the recollections of three men who were imprisoned together at the same facility. Using over a dozen hours of first-hand testimony, brush and ink animation and ambisonic sound, the VR film reconstructs the experience of detention and political reeducation. As many as a million people were held in a vast network of “reeducation centers”. It is likely the largest mass-internment drive of ethnic and religious minorities since the Second World War.