KÖLN STOP OF THE 2016 KALEIDOSCOPE WORLD TOUR
Produced in association with WIRED and Powered by Wevr Transport, the 2016 Kaleidoscope World Tour is a traveling showcase of the best in cinematic virtual reality & immersive experiences. Visiting 10 cities around the world, Kaleidoscope brings together innovators for an evening of virtual reality demos and discussions.
KALEIDOSCOPE IS A GLOBAL VIRTUAL REALITY SHOWCASE
It isn't just film, it's something more. We have yet to define it as we are on the bleeding edge of what's to come. We're traveling across 10 cities, 9 countries, in 43 days to share virtual reality experiences, stories and art from independent creators around the world. Artists across disciplines are invited to attend the Kaleidoscope showcase for a mind expanding exploration of virtual reality - a new medium for emotional expression.
JOIN US IN KÖLN, MARCH 18TH
Come to Flora Köln for a peek into a beautiful new world. Be curious, RSVP with an open mind, and we promise it will be nothing short of amazing.
• 7:00pm to 8:00pm: The event is open only for VIP ticket holders.
• 8:00pm to 11:00pm: The event is open for general admission ticket holders.
• 9:30pm to 10:00pm: There will be a panel of VR Creators discussing their work.
"RISING STARS OF VR" PANEL PRESENTED BY G-TECHNOLOGY
G-Technology presents the "Rising Stars of VR" artist panel. Come hear independent VR creators discuss their work and emerging trends in virtual reality storytelling. Moderated by Kaleidoscope's Global VR Evangelist, Nick Ochoa.
VIRTUAL REALITY PROGRAM
The festival lineup includes a diverse selection of over 30 innovative and thought provoking experiences including World Premieres from Academy Award‐winning® Artists, International Premieres of psychedelic dance parties and empathy evoking journeys of the soul. View the full program here or check out the Grand Prize Nominees below.
DIR. PIERRE FRIQUET
IN & FR | 9 Mins | 360 VR Video
Separated by continents two women express their love in the absence of each other through dance.
DIR. PHIL TIPPETT
US | 2 Mins | 360 VR Video | World Premiere
A stop-motion animation of delightfully grotesque characters, straight from the wonderfully twisted mind of Academy Award Winning director Phil Tippett.
DIR. DANIËL ERNST
US | 4 Min | Interactive Experience | International Premiere
The Marchland is the third installment in Dutch artist Daniël Ernst’s ongoing Diorama series. Spectres of cars only visible by drops of rain drive through the toll barrier. Are these apparitions, or has the viewer become a ghost?
DIR. COLINART, BURTHE, MIDDLETON, & SPINNEY
FR & UK | 15 Mins | Interactive Experience | International Premiere
An interactive experience, which uses real time 3D, virtual reality, and binaural sound to explore the interior world of blindness.
DIR. TYLER HURD
US | 4 Mins | Real-Time Animation | International Premiere
Lose yourself in a vibrant psychedelic dance party brimming with joyful insanity. Produced by Wevr.
DIR. BALTHAZAR AUXIETRE
FR | 5 Min | Interactive Experience | World Premiere
Inspired by Walt Disney’s Fantasia, La Péri is a visually stunning pas de deux between two dancers, one played by you!
DIR. MIKE TUCKER
US| 3 Min | Real-Time Animation | International Premiere
Tana Pura is an audio-visual experience set to a musical composition by Jonny Greenwood.