Virtual Realities, photography and contemporary imaginaries

Conferences, discussions, demonstations

July 5, 2019, Théâtres d’Arles

This year, VR Arles Festival is launching Rencontres du Virtuel, a day of conferences and discussions on the subject of virtual-reality creation. During the opening week of Rencontres d’Arles, artists, curators, and researchers will address the thriving intersection between virtual imagery and contemporary photographic creation.

Throughout its rich history, photography has always been linked to technological innovation. With the latest developments in 3D modeling, photogrammetry and VR, photography contributes to the creation of worlds, experiences, and spaces, resulting in new forms of expression. Rencontres du Virtuel will echo these recent developments.

9.30am: Opening of the Rencontres du Virtuel and VR demonstrations

10am: Immersive art beyond the Uncanny Valley

With Ersin Han Ersin (Marshmallow Laser Feast),Alan Warburton (Goodbye Uncanny Valley), Evgeny Svyatsky (AES+F) and Christopher Miles (Palais de Tokyo)

12pm: Financing immersive creation, between art and cinema – A roundtable presented by BNP Paribas

With Bertrand Cizeau (BNP), Elisha Karmitz (mk2), Céline Tricart (Lucid Dreams Productions) and Perrine Vincent (CNC)

2pm: Prints from the Virtual

With Thibault Brunet, Gourau & Phong and Milo Keller (ECAL)

4pm: Virtual bodies

With Mélodie Mousset (HanaHana: Multi-Bloom) and Karolina Markiewicz & Pascal Piron (Fever)