> VR Writing Residency

VR Arles Festival and the Institut français have come together for the third year to propose a writing residency dedicated to creating immersive experiences between August 23 and 28 in Arles, France

This residency aims to enable authors and artists to develop an innovative virtual-reality writing project in French, deepen their knowledge regarding the creative and narrative potential of immersive technologies, help them to understand virtual-reality design and its technical constraints, and facilitate the convergence of different art forms.

During the week, residents will be engaging in masterclasses with professionals from the world of virtual reality, visual arts, sound design and life performance. Afternoons will be dedicated to one-on-ones with professionals and open reflexions.

2020 RESIDENTS AND PROJECTS

Linda Gabbay with Bardo

Marion Augustin with Hauteville House

Mariana Brecht with Hi Loli

Camille Jeanjean and Sina Saberi with Lost Path

Kai Yoda and Virgile Ittah with Surface to Skin

Raphaël Penasa with Upending

2020 PROGRAM AND SPEAKERS

> SUNDAY, AUGUST 23 | PANORAMA OF ARTISTIC VR : NARRATION, TYPOLOGY, INDUSTRY

Charles Ayats (author, creator and interaction designer) and Jérôme Blanquet (author and director). Charles Ayats and Jérôme Blanquet will be the dedicated mentors to the residents throughout the week as well.

> MONDAY, AUGUST 24 | WRITING : SPECIFICITIES AND CONSTRAINTS IN VR

Mathias Chelebourg (author and director)

> TUESDAY, AUGUST 25 | ENGAGING SPECTATORS BY CREATING EMOTIONAL JOURNEYS

Mélodie Mousset (artist) and Erik Geslin (video game and VR specialist, AsterionVR)

> WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26 | REAL TIME 3D RENDERING

Mathieu Müller (Senior Product Manager, Unity)

> THURSDAY, AUGUST 27 | SPATIAL AND IMMERSIVE SOUND DESIGN

Lidwine Hô (binaural sound design and immersive narration expert) and Amaury La Burthe (director and sound engineer, Novelab)

> FRIDAY, AUGUST 28 | IMMERSIVE THEATRE AND VIRTUAL REALITY

Julie Desmet-Weaver (author and playwright, Underground Sugar company) and Julien Dubuc (collectif INVIVO).

2019 RESIDENTS AND PROJECTS

Marion Burger & Ilan Cohen, Empereur

Alice Lepetit, Bleue

Nadia Micault, Zen ou presque

Alexandre Perez, EGO

Jeanne Susplugas, I Will Sleep When I’m Dead

Matthieu Van Eeckhout, The Crow of Whitechapel

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