Virtual Reality

Saturday, January 26, 2019
Sunday, January 27, 2019
Ages 13+
FIAF Gallery

Head to the FIAF Gallery to experience thrilling virtual reality works from France and francophone countries. Discover digitally created worlds imagined, past, present, and future.

Featured Works:

Cités Millenaires — Age Old Cities
US Premiere! Don’t miss the spectacular digital reconstructions that give life to the great sites in the Arab world that are threatened or have been destroyed: Mosul, Aleppo, Palmyra, and Leptis Magna. This VR experience invites visitors on a journey into the glorious history of these places, into a recent past marked by destruction, and into a future with a hopeful prospect of rehabilitation. This is an abridged VR version of the exhibition currently on view at the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris in partnership with UNESCO and brought to Animation First by Ubisoft.

A Bar at the Folies Bergères by Manet
Fall into Manet’s famous painting in a four-act scenario and go inside the minds of the artist, his model Suzon, the client who observes her, and a visitor at the Courtauld Gallery, where the work is now exhibited. From the artist’s gaze to that of the spectator, this is a journey in the ebullience of the Folies Bergère at the end of the nineteenth century.

The Wedding Feast at Cana by Paul Veronese
Renaissance painter Paolo Veronese guides us through the sumptuous scene of his famous work, The Wedding Feast at Cana. He recounts the biblical tale of the first miracle of Christ and sweeps us along in a festive and unbridled Venetian celebration.

Jump on the time machine and travel back to the Jurassic era! You might even bring some little souvenir from your trip back to the present day.

I saw the Future
In 1964, Arthur C. Clarke, the co-writer of Stanley Kubrick’s on 2001: A Space Odyssey, reveals his vision of the future. By revisiting the signal transmitted by the first cathodic images, this VR experimental film literally plunges us into the sound and visual matrix at the heart of this archive footage. I Saw the Future allows spectators to immerse themselves in a three-dimensional space echoing the futurist predictions of a visionary and philanthropic scholar and one of the greatest minds in science fiction.

Port de la Lune
Discover the beauty of Bordeaux and its landmarks as you skateboard through the streets and countryside. Produced by UMANIMATION, Bordeaux.