MEDIA FESTIVAL #08
O CINEMA SOUTH BEACH
Creators: Caroline Robert, Studio AATOAA
The story of D, a young girl live-streaming her brain activity in a virtual treatment session. While giving a guided tour inside her head, this interactive film displays her thoughts as they take shape through quirky animations, letting her mind wander with our help. An intimate, feel-good, offbeat foray into the mazes of brain activity. Brainstream explores the plasticity and fascinating operations of our brain—from our mind’s capacity to be constantly active to the ever-changing nature of our thoughts.
Festival Program at O CINEMA:
South Beach - Saturday, December 4th
Miami Montreal New Narratives Lab Final Pitches
(3 PM to 5 PM)
Six creators from marginalized genders/sexes from Montreal and Miami collaborated in an intensive augmented reality lab, conceived and mentored by FilmGate Miami, the National Film Board of Canada, MUTEK, and O Cinema. The Lab is organized in collaboration with the Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC), with the support of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the City of Montréal, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the CreARTE Jorge M. Perez Family Foundation and the Canadian Embassy in Miami. Free and open to the public.
with a special presentation of the
Creators: Steye Hallema, Eric Magnée, Hidde de Jong
Medium: Smartphone Browser
Music for Smartphones: Imagine that all the phones from the audience are synchronized, and each phone plays a different musical part through its speaker. This experience opens up innovative new ways to engage audiences by telling stories with the audience instead of to.
VIP Event (5 PM to 8 PM)
O Canada Cocktail at Alacran Studios, Miami Beach
*Transportation to the O Cinema will only be provided to VIP guests, via party bus from the Downtown Media Center, leaving at noon.
O, Canada! (Open to the public from 10 AM to 6 PM)
Walking a Turtle
Creator: Jeremy Rotsztain
Medium: VR (Oculus Rift)
A virtual reality experience where players go on a walk following a tortoise, interpreted from Walter Benjamin’s accounts of a curious ritual of Parisian flâneurs. “Around 1840, it was briefly fashionable to take turtles for a walk in the arcades.” Part game, part quantified-self wellness tracker, Walking a Turtle is a farcical tool for resisting the attention economy.
Creators: José Guzman, Diliana Alexander, Segundo Correas
Medium: VR (Oculus Quest 2)
An interactive narrative experience on the Oculus Quest 2 in which you play as a photographer traveling through 100 turbulent years of the highs and lows of a magical place in the middle of Biscayne Bay, just off the coast of Miami.
Powered by a Knight Foundation Arts Challenge Grant.
Special Presentation of Motto and Brainstream from studio AATOAA and the National Film Board of Canada
(1 PM to 3 PM)
Creators: Vincent Morisset, Studio AATOAA
Medium: Smartphone Browser
A playful, one-of-a-kind adventure—an interactive novella that uses thousands of tiny videos to tell the thousand-year tale of a kindhearted spirit named September. Part ghost story, part scavenger hunt, Motto finds a way to be both documentary and fiction— incorporating participants’ lo-fi, unstaged footage.