V-Unframed 2022 Line-Up

Between 1-3 October, the immersive exhibition, V-Unframed is back offline and online! The 2022 edition will question the impact of societies on our planet and how humanity should learn from these challenges to reconnect with Nature. The event is Presented by Alliance Française Vancouver⁠, and is powered by Kreis Immersive.

Here is the 2022 selection.

Paper Birds – Artists: German Heller – Writer / Co-Director and Federico Carlini – Co-Director

Paper Birds is a 30 minute interactive story about a young musician in search of true inspiration. Starring Ed Norton, Joss Stone, and Archie Yates, this VR film offers unique moments of interactivity with hand tracking, inviting you to conduct music, unlock portals, light up the invisible world, and more.

In Part Two, Toto journeys deeper into the invisible world to rescue his sister Azul, discovering more about himself and his family as he travels further. This experience premiered at Tribeca Film Festival 2021 and La Biennale di Venezia in 2020. This film is brought to you by 3dar, the creators of Gloomy Eyes.

This animated story takes part in a city that comes alive at night, a place where shadows are dark and deep, a Madrid now lost in time

On the Morning You Wake – Artists: Mike Brett & Steve Jamison; Dr. Jamaica Heolimeleikalani – Writer.”

On January 13, 2018, an alert was issued to every citizen of Hawaii: “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.”

Hawaiians were suddenly faced with a real and urgent nuclear threat – one that we all currently face, but rarely recognize. As Kauai resident Cynthia Lazaroff would later say, “The alert was false, but the nuclear threat is real… [this] is not a script, not a video game…we experienced it personally, we felt the terror.” Although nothing happened that day, everything changed.

On the Morning You Wake (to the End of the World) is a virtual reality documentary that immerses the audience in the direct experience of Hawaii citizens to convey the fundamental injustice of a world where nuclear weapons exist.

The Orchid and the Bee – Artists: Frances Adair Mckenzie and Michael Fukushima

Nature is wondrous and clever. As Darwin taught us, those who improvise most effectively prevail. There are species who under threat revert to earlier forms, others who cultivate parasitic relationships with neighbouring beings, while the most inventive ones transform their bodies to mimic and seduce unsuspecting companions. The Orchid and the Bee is an expressionistic VR ode to life’s struggle for existence, explored through a chain of genetic love affairs.

Watch trailer Here

GENESIS – Artists: Jörg Courtial and Maria Courtial

Genesis embarks on an emotionally intense VR journey to experience the dramatic milestones in the evolution of earth and mankind.

Chaos, rebirth and catastrophes mark the history of Earth, yet mankind exists. As time travelers we immerse into unknown spheres. Seemingly unreal, mystical and daunting, yet full of breath-taking landscapes and creatures that truly existed before. A 24 h metaphor of 4.7 bn years of evolution that reveals: We are children of galactic luck, born in the final second of eternity.

ONCE UPON A TIME TOMORROW – Artists: Chris Morin-Eitner

In the series “Once upon a time tomorrow”, the artist-photographer Chris Morin-Eitner puts different megacities of the planet through strange treatments. Each time an iconic building, historical or contemporary, is put back on stage in a state of sublimated ruin, completely invaded by a friendly virgin forest, appeased animals, joyful birds, colorful flowers. “Paris as seen by Chris Morin-Eitner lives under the vines, which cling to the feet of the Eiffel Tower and climb the Arc de Triomphe.” Paul Ardenne, curator in the field of contemporary art.

Recoding Entropia – Artist: François Vautier

In the heart of spatial void, an imposing geometric form wanders in the horizon of infinite space. It is a huge tetrahedron, that will soon break apart, scattering its pieces in the emptiness, delivering a mysterious message as its shape changes. “Recoding Entropia” is the new opus of a VR anthology devoted to evolution. The film is an incentive to travel. A sensitive and visual journey, both physical and cerebral. A reflection on the imaginary and human life. Beyond the immersive techniques and the film-making features, everything is done to make the spectator live an incredible journey in which he will be able to introspectively question his intimate relationship to space and time, and his place in the universe, both real and fantasized.

Attendance – In person and Virtual

In Person: Join the experience at Centre for Digital Media, Vancouver, in a VR designed space (sanitized VR equipment provided). FREE entrance upon mandatory registration: book your timeslot HERE.

Virtual: Download Espace V on AppLab starting 1st October. Launched in 2021, Espace V is created as the go-to immersive space to connect, consume and engage with local and international Francophone cultures presented in a variety of digital media forms.

V-Unframed Supporters

Presented by Alliance Française Vancouver⁠
Powered by Kreis Immersive
With the support of: French Embassy in Canada, RBC, Creative BC, Government of Canada, Centre for Digital Media, Conseil jeunesse francophone de la Colombie-Britannique – BC Francophone Youth Council
In partnership with: The Greater Vancouver International Film Festival Society, Institut français, DigiBC – The Creative Technology Association of British Columbia, VRARA
Website: https://www.alliancefrancaise.ca/v-unframed/

ORGANIZED BY: Alliance Française Vancouver

Alliance Française Vancouver (AFV) envisions a diverse community gathered around French-speaking cultures and Canadian dual linguistic heritage, promoting local and international francophone cultures through the organization of professional cultural events. We also offer French language educational programs to all ages and levels, promote local and international francophone cultures, and offer a welcoming space for everyone in the community to gather.