Previously it was reported that an upcoming virtual reality (VR) festival, organised by sometime VRFocus contributor Catherine Allen, was seeking contributions. Further details have now been revealed on what the event will entail.
The Limina VR Weekender will be a weekend of sessions covering a variety of VR subjects and content, designed to broaden the horizons of the audience with regards to VR and make it available to a more diverse audience.
Recognisable names will appear alongside smaller, independent VR content creators, with names and companies such as Aardman, The Guardian and Biome Productions all making contributions to the weekend event. Notable highlights of the event will include opportunities for the audience to have experiences such as going on a virtual wildlife safari in South Africa, watch a world-class orchestra perform Mozart’s Requiem in a French cathedral or fly through the work of surrealist artist, Rene Magritte, all possible using the power of VR.
The event is due to take place from Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd December, 2017 at the Watershed Cinema in Bristol, UK.
Verity Mcintosh from Watershed says “There has been a lot of hype around VR in recent years, and yet the opportunities for audiences to experience high quality storytelling in virtual worlds remains markedly low. Artists around the world are making incredible, immersive experiences, but without the established routes to audiences enjoyed by cinema, television and games, creators can struggle to get their work in front of audiences. We are delighted to be working with our friends at Limina Immersive to bridge that gap and bring an eclectic, world-class programme of virtual reality to Bristol.”
Catherine Allen says “VR is an incredible emerging art form in its own right, and deserves to be seen by as many people as possible. There are a lot of people who have notions of VR being techy, macho, futuristic and sci fi, so they assume that it is not for them. I hope to challenge these assumptions and open our audiences’ senses to an emerging new world of creative potential. I also want to share these learnings on creating an optimum audience experience format with the industry– sharing the expertise we are developing is a key part of Limina.”
Tickets are £12 (GBP) or £10 for concessions. Further information and bookings can be found on the Watershed Cinema website.
VRFocus will bring you further news on the Limina VR Weekender as it becomes available.