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MOONWALK_VR
Experimental Film.
Immersive Virtual Reality, binaural audio.
Soundtrack by
Helga Pogatschar. Sound Engineer Sean Higgins

Duration: 22 min
2015


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Synopsis

A rare film combining art and science, Moonwalk_VR transposes the large-scale, immersive experience of hemispherical fulldome format into a personal virtual reality viewing space. Moonwalk is an experimental film about humanity’s relationship with the Moon.

Beautiful Moonwalk weaves together literature and science with iconic songs and imagery into a grand audiovisual hyperlink. The film characterizes our placid heavenly neighbor as a living, scintillating force. Stemming from the countless photos which comprise lunar atlases, the Moon shatters into pieces, and then rebuilds itself. It evolves from its familiar pregnant blackness into a lambent, jittering hive of voices and sounds. Moonwalk reminds us of the Moon's ubiquity, compelling us to reconstruct our own personal history of the Moon. This accomplished work reaches beyond the idealized childhood daydreams of the heavens, past the familiar Apollo footage, and into the tender roots of culture which weave throughout our daily personal lives.

© Clea T. Waite 2010 / 2015

Credits

Concept and Creation
Clea T. Waite

Music Written, Produced and Performed by
Helga Pogatschar

Screenings

2015
iMappening
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, USA

ix Immersion Expérience Symposium
Montreal, Canada

Support

University of Southern California, Media Arts + Practice

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg

Artists in Labs Zurich

Planetarium at the Swiss Museum of Transport and Communication

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Skyskan Inc.
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Fraunhofer FIRST

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Distribution

CARL ZEISS AG
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© Clea T. Waite 2010 / 2015