Paul McCarthy’s newest virtual reality artwork is part of his larger project ‘A&E’ (2019), encompassing a wide range of media.
Paul McCarthy / United States / 2022 / 10 min
Aquaphobia connects inner psychological landscapes to exterior ecosystems. Told in parallel to a break-up story between the viewer and a water microbe, each environment explores one of five stages of treatment for aquaphobia, within the context of global rising water levels. en
Jakob Kudsk Steensen / United States / 2017 / 7 min / World Premiere
As Mine Exactly
A mother and son revisit the medical emergency that reshaped their lives, and the remarkable fragments that remain of that time, in this intimate blend of virtual reality and performance film.
Charlie Shackleton / United Kingdom / 2022 / 30 min
Atuel is a surrealist documentary game in which you explore beautiful, dreamlike landscapes inspired by the topography and wildlife of the Atuel River Valley in Argentina.
Santiago Franzani / Argentina / 2022 / 30 min / International Premiere
blacktransarchive.com/WE ARE HERE BECAUSE OF THOSE THAT ARE NOT
An interactive archive made to store and centre black trans people. We will never be forgotten again.
Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley / United Kingdom / 2020 / 20 min
Consensus Gentium is an emotionally responsive film designed to be experienced on a mobile phone. Set in a future of surveillance and bias AI, the film watches you back, then the narrative branches in real time depending on your eye gaze.
Karen Palmer / United Kingdom / 2023 / 24 min / European Premiere
Ent- (many paths version)
Ent- refers to the unwritten future of quantum tech & its inherent ability to dissolve the computational binary of 0s & 1s. In this version, players navigate non-binary landscapes & encounter entangled forms & quantum generated hybrid creatures.
Libby Heaney / United Kingdom / 2022
He Fucked the Girl Out of Me
He Fucked The Girl Out of Me is an 18+ video game about sex work and trauma.Content Warnings are listed in game.
Taylor McCue / United States / 2022 / 32 min
Hivemind with Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley
Hivemind is a knowledge game for artists to navigate the inner workings of their practice – follow along as we journey through the labyrinth with Artist Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley.
Joanna Pope, Will Freudenheim, Calum Bowden / United Kingdom, Germany / 2022 / 60 min
I Took a Lethal Dose of Herbs
A hybrid VR documentary about postpartum psychosis and DIY abortion told through the hallucinatory experience of a former anti-abortion activist – based on a true story from an anonymous woman posting on Reddit.
Yvette Granata / United States / 2023 / 19 min / World Premiere
In the Mist
In a dim room filled with steam and mist, blurred male figures sip the desire and loneliness from each other. Utilizing the medium of VR, CHOU Tung-Yen allows viewers to immerse themselves in the secretive world of gay saunas, and fall into a state between dreaming and being awake, gazing at someone and being gazed at.
Tung-Yen Chou / Taiwan / 2020 / 15 min
Constructed based on the body mapping testimonials of nine women originating from across the world, Local Binaries is a sprawling landscape that visitors can explore via smartphone devices.
Lauren Moffatt / Germany, Spain, Denmark / 2022 / International Premiere
MLK: Now is the Time
An immersive journey that explores key themes of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have a Dream” Speech and highlights systemic inequities that persist in American society.
Limbert Fabian / United States / 2023 / 16 min / European Premiere
A multifaceted examination of contemporary imagery through photography in a game.
Akihiko Taniguchi / Japan / 2021 / 10 min
Plankton are too small to see, but they can form large enough masses to be seen from space.
Denmark / 2022 / 5 min
The Jungle People
The Jungle People search for truth and family history, blending A.I technology and fiction to revive memories of their grandfather, who disappeared while fighting colonial forces, and remembered only as a 'jungle person.
Eddie Wong, Eddie Wong / Malaysia / 2022 / 15 min
The Tell Tale Rooms
Andrew and Eden Kötting have been collaborating for as long as they can remember. Fatherdaughter, a conjoined entity, manufacturing their art in a remote Pyrenean farmhouse or a light industrial unit in St Leonards-on-Sea. The Tell-Tale Rooms is a new and exciting direction for their artistic ambition.
Eden Kötting, Andrew Kötting / United Kingdom / 2022 / 12 min / European Premiere
The Uncensored Library
The Uncensored Library is a digital library in the computer game Minecraft. Since Minecraft is available in countries with press censorship it bypasses censorship and makes independent journalism available again.
Reporters Without Borders / Germany / 2020
The Zizi Show
The Zizi Show (2020) is a deepfake drag cabaret, a virtual online stage hosting a groundbreaking new show with a twist.
Jake Elwes / United Kingdom / 2020
Zizi and Me
Zizi & Me: a deepfake drag double act! Using Artificial Intelligence and real life drag, Me The Drag Queen and Jake Elwes present a unique show about queerness, cabaret and technology.
Me The Drag Queen, Jake Elwes / United Kingdom / 2023 / 45 min
Zizi: Queering the Dataset
The work disrupts a facial recognition system by re-training it with the addition of 1000 images of drag and gender fluid faces found online. This causes the weights inside the neural network to shift away from the normative identities it was originally trained on and into a space of queerness.
Jake Elwes / United Kingdom / 2019 / 135 min