Anyone who has caught the eye of an actor during a stage performance knows the brief yet intense intimate moment in which the distance between the performer and the spectator seems to disappear. That's also how this VR bridges distances: between star and human, actor and audience, real and virtual, memory and here and now.

This VR experience centres on the enormous Asteria, an opera star made of star material. She sings especially for you, and it wouldn’t be an opera without a tragic love story. You also visit Asteria's dressing room and you can wander around the universe looking for her. Die Fernweh Oper, with a libretto written by Belgian poet Maud Vanhauwaert and sung by Swiss opera talent Annina Gieré, is the fourth in the series 'Shoebox Dioramas': interactive illustrations made by Dutch artist Daniel Ernst. Each of the dioramas takes you to hand-painted environments full of weird and wonderful characters and surprising stories.

Fri 25 t/m Mon 28 Jan, 10:00-21:00, Tue 29 Jan, 10:00-18:00, Hilton

Filmmaker
Daniel Ernst
Country
Netherlands
Year
2018
Medium
Other
Length
20’
Language
German
Producer
Daniel Ernst
Production Company
The Shoebox Diorama
Sales
The Shoebox Diorama
Writer
Daniel Ernst, Maud Vanhauwaert
Cinematography
Daniel Ernst
Production Design
Daniel Ernst
Sound Design
Armeno Alberts, Max Sombroek
Music
Misha Velthuis, Naren Chandavarkar
Cast
Annina Gieré