A new award-winning VR experience featured monthly at Suite 650
AUSTIN, TX, June 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Wonderspaces, immersive art broadcasters in Austin since July 2020announces the launch of a monthly series of virtual reality (VR) films at Suite 650, a new multi-purpose production space and creative studio located on Highway 183. Wonderspaces will present a famous VR film for one weekend by months, starting with an award-winning film Dark Eyes by Fernando Maldonaldo and Jorge Tereso on June 25 and 26th.
“Every year, artists create extraordinary VR films that only reach people who can afford to spend hundreds on festival badges or special gear,” said Jason Shin, President of Wonderspaces. “We are thrilled to partner with these talented artists and the Suite 650 team to make these films accessible to the widest possible audience.”
Tickets for Gloomy Eyes will be on sale from Monday, June 6 at noon and will be available at https://austin.wonderspaces.com/tickets. The tickets are $16 for adults and $12 for children under 13, with 50% discount for Wonderspaces members. Each tour lasts approximately 50 minutes and times begin at 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. some Saturdays and Sundays. New posts will be released monthly.
Pictures from the Wonderspaces VR film series to Suite 650.
RANGE OF VR EXPERIENCES
Dates after October will be announced
June 25-262022 Dark Eyes by Fernando Maldonado and Jorge Tereso
July 23-242022 Madrid Black by James Castillo
August 27-282022 Ayahuasca: Jan Kounen’s Kosmik Journey / Shigeto: Hovering
by Conor Grebel and 79Ancestors
September 24-252022 Traveling in Black by Roger Ross Williams
October 22-232022 Spheres by Eliza McNitt
ABOUT THE MOVIES
Dark eyes by Fernando Maldonado and Jorge Tereso
Gloomy Eyes, directed by Fernando Maldonado and Jorge Teresoproduced by Atlas V, and narrated by Colin Farrel, tells the story of a zombie boy named Gloomy in a 360-degree animated world that has fallen into darkness. This immersive film won SXSW’s Virtual Cinema Jury Prize in 2019.
The experience is divided into three parts and lasts 50 minutes. Image.
Madrid Black by Jacques Castillo
Madrid Noir follows a young woman as she uncovers the secrets of her estranged and deceased uncle by reliving the summers she spent with him as a child.
This 45-minute narrative mystery premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and won recognition at walking sticks and Venice Film Festivals. Image.
Ayahuasca: Kosmik Journey by Jan Kounen / Shigeto: Flying Over Conor Grebel and 79Ancestors
This weekend, we’re showcasing a pair of otherworldly VR shorts.
Shigeto: Hovering is a transcendent story of life-giving water brought to a dying planet. Constructed largely from physical elements digitally scanned from nature, the vivid audiovisual collaboration with Shigeto offers an alien virtual world constructed from Earth artifacts. The project director, Conor Grebel, creates stunningly original visual effects by combining modern digital and traditional analog techniques, often using nature or chemical reactions as the main subject. The collaboration was created for a music compilation LP called Territories – an audio-visual concept album curated by the 79 Ancestors label. Image.
Director Jan Kounen created this 17 minute film based on his experiences with Ayahuasca in the Amazon. The film invites participants to follow a Shaman through the psychedelic and spiritual effects of Ayahuasca. Image.
Traveling in black by Roger Ross Williams
Directed by the Oscar winner Roger Ross Williams and produced by Emmy Award-winning Felix & Paul Studios, this documentary-style virtual reality film immerses the viewer in the long history of restriction of movement for black Americans and confronts the way we understand and talk about race. in America. Image.
Spheres by Eliza McNitt
This three-chapter interactive virtual reality journey from the writer/director Eliza McNitt and executive producers Darren Aronofsky and Ari Handel discover the hidden songs of the cosmos. Space is not silent. It’s full of sounds. We look to the stars to find our place in the Universe, but for the first time we are listening to his music. This acclaimed experience premiered at Sundance and received the Virtual Reality Grand Prix at the Venice Film festival. Image.
Location for the VR film series
2500 Route 183 South, Suite 650
Austin, TX 78744
ABOUT WONDERFUL SPACES:
Situated at Los AngelesWonderspaces has been bringing extraordinary and accessible artwork to new audiences through paid shows since 2017 and currently holds shows year-round in Scottsdale, philadelphia creamand Austin.
More 200k people have experienced Wonderspaces’ 28k square foot show at 1205 Sheldon Cove in NE Austinwhich operates year-round and offers an evolving range of immersive and interactive art.
ABOUT SUITE 650:
Suite 650 is a versatile production space and creative studio based in Austin, TX. A home for multidisciplinary creatives to conceptualize, collaborate, and explore film, photography, music, design, performance art, and more. Suite 650 is a workspace and space to celebrate projects of all shapes and sizes. Suite 650 offers malleable production space, camera and lighting equipment, and a variety of ancillary creative services.
SOURCE Wonderspaces, Inc.