Join us for the XR Exhibition Launch of NZ XR, where you'll be immersed in a world of cutting-edge technology, art, and storytelling. Experience the future of virtual reality with four thrilling world premieres: Evoke, The Luminous, Amorphous Volumes, and About Sound. Also featuring TOMO VR as a exhibition Premiere.
Evoke is the winner of XR Impact Award 2023 -Best NZ Experience, Kat Lintot will join us after 7 pm at the Exhibiton.
The Exhibition will also have the honour of having special guests Daniel Foothead ( Amorphous Volumes), Jimi Wilson (About Sound) and Ed Davis ( TOMO VR) joining us.
Evoke, created by Wrestler Studios, takes you on a poetic and transcendental journey through a vast desert landscape. Meet fire, light, and universe goddesses who guide you through movements that awaken energy, relax your body, and fill you with light.
The Luminous is an ongoing VR series that explores the connections between science and spirituality. Dive into topics such as consciousness, wellness, and quantum physics, and experience positive psychological change and transformation through the mystical powers of VR.
Amorphous Volumes offers a playful and visually stunning experience inspired by synesthesia. Explore the synchronicity of sound and image in a colorful organic environment that appeals to all ages.
About Sound revolutionizes the perception of sound by engaging ordinary New Zealanders and their responses to auditory wonders. Step into a restful and meditative environment that transforms everyday experiences into something extraordinary.
TOMO VR film captures the dream space with its haunting tale of life and death.
Viewers will find themselves in a cavern of endless time, a world within a world, watching two travelling wairua (the bodiless self) and the generations of ancestors before them.
In addition to these premieres, we are thrilled to present two captivating installations by Ed Davis, an immersive filmmaker based in Wellington. Ed Davis invites you to step inside a hologram and view a mesmerizing performance at a 1:1 scale in 6DoF VR. Be amazed by his innovative work merging live performance with VR and LED walls.
Join us for an evening of discovery, where you can explore these extraordinary premieres and installations, engage with industry experts, and immerse yourself in the limitless possibilities of XR technology.
you can also experience Missing 10 Hours, Winner of XR Impact Award 2023 - best International Experience created by Fanni Fazakas of RUME XR who is currently a senior lecturer at Victoria University,
This XR experience takes aim at the infamous bystander effect, a social psychological theory that has gained currency in recent years. We are invited to bear witness to a horrific series of events and slowly realize how easy it is for a vulnerable young woman to become a victim of date rape. This sensitive yet confrontational portrayal of a deeply upsetting social trend directly hits upon several topics that have been in the zeitgeist recently. It performs an important social service at a time when people are engaged in heated debates over rape culture.
Don't miss this groundbreaking event that showcases the best of NZ XR. Experience the world premieres, marvel at the installations, and be part of the future of storytelling.