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Virtual Reality: Sundance Institute’s New Frontier program at Northern Spark (Minneapolis, Minnesota)

June 11, 2016 - June 16, 2016

Beginning on June 11 at the 6th annual Northern Spark festival and continuing at the Walker Art Center until June 16, 2016, step into a new immersive medium and roam with bison in the wild, swim with whales in the deep ocean or explore a mysterious asteroid. Virtual Reality: The New Frontier is an international selection of virtual reality works that represents some of the most compelling narrative and documentary VR storytelling being independently created today. The lineup also includes three specially selected pieces simRvR, Let’s Go Crazy, and Black Lives Matter MPLS by Minnesota artists. Visit Sundance.org/vr to view and download the full selection of virtual reality works.

simRVR by Bill Gorcica, Mark Gill, Matt Julius, and Kristian Twombly invites you to witness the growing toxicity of a river and ways that the smallest changes impact the farthest reaches of our food web. Black Lives Matter MPLS by Chuck Olsen allows you to experience one peaceful night at the Black Lives Matter protest in North Minneapolis this past winter. In Let’s Go Crazy, also by Chuck Olsen, witness Dem Atlas perform a tribute to Prince in front of thousands of fans who gathered outside of First Avenue after his death in April 2016.

In addition to being able to view the works using phones and Samsung GearVR on-site, you’ll receive an official Sundance Institute New Frontier 10th-anniversary special-edition Google cardboard VR viewer, which you can bring home to continue the adventure. In preparation for mobile VR viewing, download apps for Android or iOS smartphone from the Sundance.org/vr.

Virtual Reality: The New Frontier is presented in collaboration with Sundance Institute’s New Frontier program and the Walker Art Center.


June 11, 2016
June 16, 2016
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