Tribeca Virtual Arcade @ Cannes XR

Join us at the Tribeca Virtual Arcade @ Cannes XR for an exhibition of 12 VR/MR experiences, and two Talks with leading creators, kicking off with an opening night virtual dance party featuring DJ Neil Armstrong & MiroShot!

Tethered headset users can join via the Museum of Other Realities, available for FREE on Steam from June 23rd-July 3rd.

In order to access the exhibition, you must have a tethered headset (Rift or Vive). You will need to download the Museum of Other Realities via Steam. Click Here to Download

A Linha
Country: Brazil
Project Creator: Ricardo Laganaro
Key Collaborators: Ricardo Justus, Edouard de Montmort, Rodrigo Terra
A Linha is an interactive narrative experience about love and the fear of change. Set upon a scale-model of 1940s São Paulo, you’ll experience the story of Pedro and Rosa—two miniature dolls perfect for each other—but reluctant to break boundaries and live out their love story.
Alexa, Call Mom! (World Premiere)
Country: USA
Project Creators: Nitzan Bartov, Char Simpson
Key Collaborator: : Nouf Aljowaysir
Alexa, Call Mom! is an interactive IoT installation about grief and love where one user explores Alexa's channeling powers as a spiritual medium. Due to social distancing guidelines, we are presenting this virtual teaser in lieu of the physical installation.
Blood and Chocolate: a variation on Queerskins: ARK (Sneak Peak)
Country: USA
Project Creators: Illya Szilak, Cyril Tsiboulski
Key Collaboratrors: Brandon Powers (choreographer), Intel Studios (co-producer)
Blood & Chocolate is presented as a variation on Queerskins: ARK. This 360˚ video version presents a glimpse of an intimate lovers' dance from Queerskins: ARK. That project – co-produced with Intel Studios and set for a 2020 release – harnesses volumetric video and spatial sound to tell the story of a mother who, reading the diary of her estranged son she has lost to AIDS, allows herself to picture him alive and in love. Entering her imagination, you become a co-creator of the experience through your body position and movements.
The Book of Distance (European Premiere)
Country: Canada
Project Creator: Randall Okita
Team: Randall Okita (Project Creator), David Oppenheim (Key Collaborator), National Film Board of Canada
In 1935, Yonezo Okita left his home in Hiroshima, Japan, and began a new life in Canada. Then war and state-sanctioned racism changed everything—he became the enemy. Three generations later, his grandson, artist Randall Okita, leads us on an interactive virtual pilgrimage through an emotional geography of immigration and family.
Fly (International Premiere)
Country: UK, France, Hong Kong
Project Creator: Charlotte Windle Mikkelborg
Key Collaborator: Amaury La Burthe
Fly allows you to become a time-travelling pilot—from the earliest imaginings of Leonardo Da Vinci and his ornithopter, to the Wright Brothers’ success on Kitty Hawk Beach.
Gravity VR
Country: Brazil, Peru
Project Creators: Fabio Rychter, Amir Admoni
Key Collaborator: Owen Svelmoe
Gravity VR takes place in a surreal world where everything that exists is forever falling. Houses, clothes, cars. Everything falls. You meet two old brothers living a surprisingly ordinary life. It seems like nothing in this chaotic world would disturb their lonely and slow routine—until one day everything changes.
Icarus
Country: Canada
Team : Michel Lemieux (Director); Key Collaborators: Victor Pilon, Félix Fradet-Faguy, Frederic Leblanc, Sam Greffe and Lemieux Pilon 4D Art and Normal Studio
Icarus is a mixed reality VR experience with full body tracking in which users immerse themselves in the myth of the young man who burned his wings reaching for the sun. In this dreamlike experience, you will roam the labyrinths for a unique, poetic, and immersive voyage.
In Event of Moon Disaster (Online Premiere)
Country: USA
Project Creators: Francesca Panetta, Halsey Burgund
Key Collaborators: MIT Center for Advanced Virtuality
In Event of Moon Disaster illustrates the possibilities of deepfake technologies by reimagining this seminal event. What if the Apollo 11 mission had gone wrong and the astronauts hadn’t been able to return home? A contingency speech for this possibility was prepared for, but never delivered by President Nixon—until now.
Mary and the Monster (International Premiere)
Country: USA
Project Creators: Kris Layng, Sebastian Herscher, Gabe Zetter, Ken Perlin
Mary and the Monster is an experience that brings to life Frankenstein through the eyes of a young Mary Shelley. Produced by Parallux and NYU Future Reality Lab, and directed by Kris Layng, this holographic performance transports audiences to the author’s world.
Minimum Mass (International Premiere)
Country: New Zealand, USA, France
Project Creators: Raqi Syed, Areito Echevarria
Key Collaorators: Sunny Teich, Chris Garnier, Katayoun Dibamehr, Jimi Wilson, Albyon
Enter a gritty, surreal, and cinematic story rooted in the emotional world of miscarriage and family. Minimum Mass is a story about love, loss, and black holes. Set in contemporary Rotorua, New Zealand, Minimum Mass takes place in a photorealistic computer-generated interactive story world.
Violence
Country: UK
Project Creator: Shola Amoo
Key Collaborator: Nell Whitley
Violence is a new virtual reality work re-contextualizing the notion of violence by examining it through the lens of state oppression against marginalized groups. In this context, you’re encouraged to explore the cathartic nature of the rebellion by oppressed groups against draconian political and social systems.
Virtual Becomes Reality: A Stanford VR Experience (World Premiere)
Country: USA
Project Creator: Virtual Human Interaction Lab, Stanford University
With Virtual Reality technology now widely available, it’s more important than ever to understand its effects on people and society. Explore highlights of nearly two decades of VR research from Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab. Become immersed and discover how we can use this powerful medium to enhance our everyday lives.