> 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 & ARTIST TALK
Mathieu Müller (Senior Product Manager, Unity)
Environmental sensing and virtual world building with Jakob Kudsk Steensen
> 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