Image Technology Echoes

  • 9'
  • Ireland
  • 2020

Virtual reality provides an opportunity to immerse yourself in strange worlds and alternative realities, yet this experience seems at first to transport you to an everyday place: a spaciously arranged museum room full of modern art. An elderly man and a younger woman examine a painting whilst repeatedly conversing dryly about its use of colour and brushstrokes. Only once you step into either protagonist are you whisked away to perhaps the strangest reality in existence: someone else’s interior life.

The latter is depicted as two small rooms full of paintings and objects. Stream-of-consciousness texts provide hints as to their real responses to the painting, where these arise and how they interrelate. The same painting can be seen through the windows, but many times bigger and deformed in other ways too. The dimensions game makes the relativism of our observations tactile. Screens together with The Hangman at Home – VR within VR: Interior Motifs, Wed 2 to Sun 6 June, 09:45-22:00, WORM UBIK, €12.

Director
Lauren Moffatt
Premiere
World premiere (festival)
Countries of production
Ireland, Germany
Production Year
2020
Festival Edition
IFFR 2021
Length
9'
Medium
VR
Language
English
Producer
Aljosa Smolic
Sales
Lauren Moffatt
Screenplay
Lauren Moffatt
Cinematography
Nico Nonne
Editor
Lauren Moffatt
Production Design
Matthew Moynihan
Cast
Maeve O'Mahony, Jonathan White
Website
https://deptique.net