A week of exploration of Virtual Reality by a group of Femis and CNSAD students, leaded by Benoît Labourdette. Experiments, creations, reflections ...
A philosophical and critical perspective, through playful explorations, to question the emergence of this new technology. This week was abundant and collaborative, it would take a long time to tell: writing, reading, film making, invention of diffusion devices, exploration of potential subjects with this technology, diversions... You can discover a selection of productions in this mini- site created for the occasion: www.benoitlabourdette.com/_docs/projets/2017/2017_femis_vr/static
Workshop note of intent
Reality and Virtual: two related opposing terms, which describe the next image reception technology desired by electronics manufacturers. Why should you name the films shot and broadcast in 360 °? To drag us into a simulacrum of reality, no doubt. But for what reason? For me art is the play of representation, it is the work of connivance between the work and the viewer, it is the deepening of the consciousness of the other and of oneself. The project that I perceive through this way of naming a technology seems to me to be completely anti-artistic. The concept of “virtual reality” does not therefore concern, in my opinion, artists, but sellers of lies, that is, capitalist merchants. And then, two opposed terms associated, it is a figure of well-known style: the oxymoron, meaning nonsense.
Let us explore the potentialities of the 360 °, do not reject them, not to make it a Virtual Reality, but to invent Real Imagines!
Capturing the Public Restitution
The outcome of the workshop was presented publicly. How to propose a collective experience with this technology? Discover in pictures the ideas we have developed.