Step into a new immersive medium when you visit Virtual Reality: The New Frontier, an event featuring an international selection of independent virtual reality works. The lineup includes works that played at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival’s New Frontier, plus specially selected pieces simRvR, Let’s Go Crazy, and Black Lives Matter MPLS by local Minnesota artists.
simRVR by Bill Gorcica, Mark Gill, Matt Julius, and Kristian Twombly invites you to witness the growing toxicity of a river and ways that the smallest changes impact the farthest reaches of our food web. Black Lives Matter MPLS by Chuck Olsen allows you to experience one peaceful night at the Black Lives Matter protest in North Minneapolis this past winter. In Let’s Go Crazy, also by Chuck Olsen, witness Dem Atlas perform a tribute to Prince in front of thousands of fans who gathered outside of First Avenue after his death in April 2016.
In addition to being able to view the works using phones and Samsung GearVR on-site, you’ll receive an official Sundance Institute New Frontier 10th-anniversary special-edition Google cardboard VR viewer, which you can bring home to continue the adventure. In preparation for mobile VR viewing, download apps for Android or iOS smartphone from the Sundance Institute’s website.
Virtual Reality: The New Frontier is presented in collaboration with the Sundance Institute’s New Frontier program and Northern Lights.mn.
About the Sundance Institute’s New Frontier Program
Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Sundance Institute’s New Frontier program has provided the highest level of curation in this emerging field since 2007. Virtual Reality: The New Frontier incorporates fiction, nonfiction, and hybrid projects to showcase innovations in storytelling as it intersects with technology, performance, film, art, and music. The works will be available for viewing at Northern Spark on June 11, and at the Walker until June 16. While on display, the works will also be available for download at sundance.org/vr.
About the Northern Spark Festival
Visit Northern Spark for more details about the festival, held in Minneapolis from dusk to dawn on Saturday, June 11.