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LAB PROJECTS 2021-2022

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LAB 2021-2022

ANGUILLA ANGUILLA

Anguilla Anguilla is an interactive online documentary using the four extraordinary metamorphoses of the European Eel as a lens through which to examine contemporary environmental crises, and to imagine ways that, eel-like, we might undergo our own rapid transformations in order to pull ourselves back from the brink of catastrophe.

UK, Germany, Denmark / Joey Bania, Lion Bischof, Tine Mikkelsen

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LAB 2021-2022

DEEP TRUTH

Following our beating hearts the projects uses an algorithm to extract and enhance the shifts in skin color from the pulsation of blood to create a new kind of documentary truth, visual effect and way of using shifts in the body to see a truth beyond our skin.

Sweden / Jennifer Rainsford, YUKEI

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LAB 2021-2022

LOCAL BINARIES

What if we saw our insides as landscapes and architectures, and saw our outer world as vital organs? This experimental documentary is written collectively and experienced as a journey that exists between the psychological and the physical

Australia / Lauren Moffatt

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LAB 2021-2022

MONO NO AWARE

When the time stopped and life became a memory. Mono No Aware, “Everything in Existence is Temporary”, is a virtual reality documentary about memories and loss, in which the viewer can move around freely and meet the former residents of the abandoned towns of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident’s Exclusion Zone.

Finland, Japan / Timo Wright, Ada Johnsson

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LAB 2021-2022

NON-ALIGNED NEWSREELS

A film and research project re-activating forgotten archives of 1960s liberation movements and newly-independent countries in Africa filmed by Yugoslav cameramen, by inviting local audiences to engage with them. The resulting exhibition on ciné-collaborations seeks to extend the gestures of solidarity by which the original films were created.

Serbia / Mila Turajlic, Maja Medić

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LAB 2021-2022

SWARM

SWARM is a documentary animated sonic VR journey through a city swarmed by a group of protesting women together with a colony of bees.

Poland, Hungary, Germany / Ula Sowa, Viktoria Szabo, Fabian Driehorst

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LAB 2021-2022

THE PATHOGEN OF WAR

Iraqi physician turned medical anthropologist Dr Omar Dewachi explores how decades of conflict are directly linked to the evolution and spread of a deadly bacteria to ask: if war is a key driver of disease, can we end all wars to save our health?

Lebanon, UK / Yasmin Fedda, Dan Davies

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LAB 2021-2022

THE SACRED CAVE OF KAMUKUWAKA

The brutal desecration of ancient amazonian rock-art In the Xingu, (Brazil) threatens the Wauja people’s living culture. A digital resurrection helps breathe new life into a vast cosmovisión of stories, mythical spirits, rites, and rituals that underpin this remote Indigenous community’s connection with life, death, and the natural world.

 

Brazil, Spain, UK / Piratá Waurá, Alejandro Romero, Nathaniel Mann

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LAB 2021-2022

UNKNOWN TERRITORY

The focus is the encounter with a stranger. You are offered to go on a little journey with a stranger and to dive into their world and your relationship with them, for a moment. 

Denmark / Laurits Flensted-Jensen, Sissel Dalsgaard Thomsen, Darshika Karanuhara, Anne Sofie Steen Sverdrup, Mads Damsbo

LAB PROJECTS 2020-2021

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LAB 2020-2021

CONNECTIONS - NO ONE IS AN ISLAND

Closed borders, lockdowns and restrictions have separated us during the pandemic. Now it is time to connect, to process the experience together and look ahead. ‘Connections – No One Is an Island’ invites you on an interactive global journey through the Corona era and the emotions that connect us.

50 min / Denmark, Finland, Canada / Suvi Andrea Helminen, Ulrik Gutkin, Kasper Bøttcher

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LAB 2020-2021

KVÖLDVAKA

‘Kvöldvaka’ is a playful Augmented Reality experience inspired by Icelandic folklore. A frustrated representative of the Hidden People wants you to rediscover a lost relationship to nature. If you’re worthy, you’ll find it.

10 min / Denmark, Hungary, United States / Dane Christensen, Carol Dalrymple, Barna Szász

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LAB 2020-2021

MIMIC

‘MIMIC’ is an interactive web documentary that builds a collective portrait about our evolving human relationship with artificial intelligence.

20 min / Canada, United States, South Korea / Reid Hannaford, Danielle Sheli Levy, Arthur Choi

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LAB 2020-2021

SONIC CELLUMONIALS

Experience yourself as Homomicrobis – a symbiosis of human and microbe – as you embark on a guided journey into the multispecies dimension of your body, from the comfort of your home.

25 min / Denmark, UK / Baum & Leahy, Greg Orrom Swan, Sofie Birch

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LAB 2020-2021

SYMBIOTICA

‘Symbiotica’ takes place in an online interactive Virtual Reality Hub and through a series of  Augmented Reality filters, that allow participants to embody different microorganisms and discover the message that lichen – a collective entity made of many species – has for humanity.

30 min / Chile / Natalie Cabrera, Juan Ferrer, Sebastián González

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LAB 2020-2021

THE SMALLEST OF WORLDS – A SOCIAL LANDSCAPE OF COLLECTED PRIVACY

‘The Smallest of Worlds’ is an immersive archive composed of people’s most personal places and intimate moments during their home quarantine.

20 min / Austria, Germany, Spain / Uwe Brunner, Bettina Katja Lange, Joan Soler-Adillon

LAB PROJECTS 2019-2020

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LAB 2019-2020

CIVIL DUSK

‘Civil Dusk’ is a walk-through installation using screens and projections. It features two interlinked short films on belonging, and (post)-migration experiences.

Germany, Nigeria / David Uzochukwu, David Reitenbach

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LAB 2019-2020

DARK ORIGINS

Dark Origins is a 3-part VR journey to the edge of scientific knowledge, inviting people to experience the contested origins of life deep inside the Earth.

United Kingdom / Calum Bowden, Jelena Viskovic

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LAB 2019-2020

ECOLOGIES OF MEMORY

“Ecologies of Memory” is an interdisciplinary project that uses the creative potential of memory – both human and non-human – to investigate the possible connections and exchanges between ecosystems, cultures of remembrance and sensor-technology.

Denmark, United Kingdom / Helene Nymann, Lasse Smith

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LAB 2019-2020

EXPLORING BORDERS

‘Exploring Borders’ is a VR experience designed for multiple users at the same time. This project allows the visitors to experience the in-between, where creativity lays, and to see the border as a hyphen.

France / Aude-Emilie Judaïque, Lucie Plançon, Chloé Jarry

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LAB 2019-2020

FLEE VR

What is it like to carry around trauma in your day to day life? How does this affect your ability to relate to other people? ‘Flee VR’ is a surreal, narrative VR experience that aims to impress the consequences of this fact upon the user, in a safe and relatable environment.

Canada, Denmark / Jonas Poher Rasmussen, Jess Nicholls, Charlotte de la Gournerie, Monica Hellström

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LAB 2019-2020

GARDEN OF GHOSTS FLOWERS

Garden of Ghost Flowers is a group participatory mixed reality installation where plants have evolved traits as a protective mechanism to nudge humans to realize their evolutionary importance.

Sweden, United Kingdom / Christer Lundahl, Martina Seitl

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LAB 2019-2020

MISSING 10 HOURS

Missing 10 Hours VR is a computer-generated, multi-ending, multi-user virtual reality piece. In the accompanying documentart film, Krisztina is going on a quest to find out what happened to her 10 years ago when she was drugged by two strangers in Denmark.

Austria / Fanni Fazakas, Krisztina Meggyes, Daniel Benyi

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LAB 2019-2020

MUNKINATION: SECOND CHANCE

An immersive hiphopera and VR experience, which places the audience member at the centre of a futuristic adventure story about climate change. The project mixes musical styles and genres, combining live performance with a distinctive graphic world. ‘Munkination’ won the inaugural Royal Opera House/GUAP Immersive Opera Award in 2019.

United Kingdom, USA / HAM the Illustrator, Isabelle Kettle, Maf’j Alvarez, Annette Mees

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LAB 2019-2020

THE LANGUAGE OF SILENCE VR

The primary goal of this experience is creating awareness, empathy and a space for difficult conversations to take place and challenge these honour narratives, rampant in most of the developing world, by sparking debate

Pakistan, USA / Amena Hayat

LAB PROJECTS 2018-2019

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LAB 2018-2019

BREATHE

We live in an ocean of air. When air first filled your lungs, everything changed. Without air, birds would plummet from the sky, plants would wither and we humans would suffocate. As we breathe in and out, air mingles with our bodily tissues, filling the lungs and oxygenating the blood. Air knows no borders.

Denmark, Finland, Sweden, USA / Diego Galafassi, Lisa Holmqvist, Jesper Kurlandsky

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LAB 2018-2019

CAPTURED

Why do we submit to mob rule? We like to think of ourselves as rational, responsible individuals, in charge of our lives and destinies, but sometimes a cluster of beliefs and rumors overpower individuals and collective instincts take charge.

Finland, India, USA / Hanna Haaslahti, Tyler Henry, Alap Parikh

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LAB 2018-2019

CLIMATE SYMPHONY

‘Climate Symphony’ is a live music and visual performance that creates an emotional journey through the most beautiful tragedy of human existence. This is the sound of a dying planet and our transient position in it. The situation has never been more critical. In 2016, we passed the point of no return. It is already too late.

United Kingdom / Leah Borromeo, Katharine Round, Jamie Perera

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LAB 2018-2019

DRUZHBA

This project focuses on the Druzhba pipeline system, also referred to as the ‘Friendship Pipeline’ – the world’s longest oil pipeline, stretching 4,000 km across Russia.

the Netherlands, United Kingdom / Philo van Kemenade, Frederick Paxton

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LAB 2018-2019

HUSH

HUSH is a 10 min. sensory VR-installation that lets you be the subject of a myth. You will experience a call from the sea, that invites you to let go of the physical world. The real world will literally wash away, submerging you in a mysterious, yet comforting world under water. A world that seduces you with the promise of an eternal home in the abyss.

10 min / Denmark / Vibeke Bryld

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LAB 2018-2019

NERD_FUNK

In the current climate of the Internet, we have reached an irreversible state in our social life and inherently the way we think and comprehend our reality. It’s a situation we have all dived into, floating and yet struggling to find ourselves in it.

the Netherlands / Mamali Shahafi, Ali Eslami

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LAB 2018-2019

PRISON X

Set in Bolivia’s infamous San Sebastian jail, Prison X is an interactive arcade role-play documentary, hand-painted in VR. Heavy doors open up and suck you in as a world of Neo-Andean magical realism swirls around you and where you have to keep the devil drunk to survive inside the prison.

Australia, Bolivia, Chile, USA / Violeta Ayala, Dan Fallshaw, Camila Claros, Olivia Barron

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LAB 2018-2019

RESORTS

‘Resorts’ takes you on a beautiful deconstructed holiday where you are free to study the human tourist as a species and get an up close perspective on the complexities of the tourism. How do we behave when we lay roasting on the beach, party like there’s no tomorrow or take the perfect selfie in the desert?

25 min / Denmark / Mette Carla Albrechtsen, Rikke Tambo Anderse

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LAB 2018-2019

YOU CAN'T WATCH THIS

‘You Can’t Watch This’ is an immersive and interactive audiovisual installation, based on sound AR; a poetic true crime podcast; a flat / 2D film investigating the aftermath of the story.

Denmark / Sebastian Cordes, Michael Graversen, Mette Mikkelsen