Los Angeles based creator Chris Milk, a leading immersive storyteller who founded virtual reality (VR) production company Vrse, will be in London as part of the London Film Festival (LFF) Connects. Part of the British Film Institute (BFI) London Film Festival will be giving a talk on the creative and emotional possibilities of VR.
Milk first gained recognition working in music videos, and today his work extends to documentaries and digital installations, with partners as diverse as Kanye West, Arcade Fire, Beck and the United Nations.
“We’re standing at the precipice of some new beginning,” says Milk in a statement. “A revolution in how we interact with media and story. Artists and technicians are together beginning to unlock VR as a medium for art and narrative. Every day we’re learning more about it, what it can be used for, and how it can stir the soul. This is an exciting time.”
Chris will be giving his at the BFI Southbank, on Monday 12th October at 8:45pm GMT. Tickets are priced at £18 GBP and further information can be found here.
As well as the talk, there will also be an opportunity to experience the creative VR content made through Chris’s VR production company, Vrse at a free VR exhibition, Power to the Pixel: The Cross Media Forum. Held in association with the festival, it will be running from 10th -16th October. The Vrse experiences, which will form part of the Virtual Stories exhibition, will include; Clouds Over Sidra, Waves Of Grace, Evolution of Verse and Catatonic.
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