A Mixed Reality Interactive Documentary
Premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival
Mixed reality interactive documentary about space-time narrated by astronomer Tony Stark (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics). A real-time hologram of your body is integrated into the observatory room. Using the controllers, you bend space and time to your will, creating black-holes, worm-holes and time portals.
Mixed Reality Technology
This interactive documentary has been created using state-of-the-art technology developed at Imverse SA. The volumetric 3D environment has been reconstructed from a single 2D 360° picture using Imverse LiveMaker. The real-time volumetric 3D capture of the user’s body and the volumetric recording of the actor is powered by Imverse SA proprietary voxel-based graphics engine.
Mark Boulos is a filmmaker and artist working across documentary film, photography, video art, interactive installations, and virtual reality. He is Assistant Professor of Film at Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts (VCU Arts) in Richmond, Virginia, USA. His first artist monograph was published in 2017 Hatje Cantz, Germany. In 2015, he received the Rome Prize Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome. His solo shows include LAXART, Los Angeles; FACT, Liverpool; MoMA New York; Perez Miami Art Museum; and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. His group exhibitions include the Geneva Biennale of the Moving Image (2015), the Berlin Biennale (2010), and the Sydney Biennale (2008). He is represented by Galerie Stigter van Doesburg, Amsterdam. Discover Mark Boulos presentation in the “Meet the Artist” video where he is talking about Elastic Time and the collaboration with Imverse:
Written and Directed by Mark Boulos.
Created and Produced by Robin Mange and Javier Bello Ruiz.
Narrated by Tony Stark (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics).
With the collaboration of Benoît Perrin and Kepa Iturrioz.
With Support from:
- Swiss Artists in Labs. Residency funded by the Agalma Foundation for the Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience, EPFL
- Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship
- VCU Arts Dean’s Office and Department of Photo and Film
- DART 17, swissnex SF, ProHelvetia, Engagement Migros
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