18-23 OCT   A CORUÑA

Memories of other possible futures

"A donation of two hundred 16mm film reels from the second half of the 20th century gave us access to an impressive archive, whose utopian ideas we are revitalizing from today's perspective and bringing them to life in the form of a VR. Parts of the historical material have been digitized and transferred into a virtual space, where they create a vision of the future conjured from memories. Postcolonial memory, retrofuturist aesthetics, and queer ecology merge in an archaeological process of re-imagining other possible futures. Here, document and fiction intersect and merge into a speculative vision that enables a cross-cultural and intergenerational transfer of knowledge and symbols. This roomscale VR experience begins in a futuristic tunnel that leads to a utopian island through which the audience can freely navigate using joysticks. They can explore various video sculptures built out of the digitized films that dialogue with critical contemporary thoughts. "
Country Germany
Year 2021
Duration ---
Sound format Stereo
Recording format Stereo
Exhibition format Virtual Reality