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Debra Winger And Tracy Letts Make Candid And Delightful ‘Lovers’

Debra Winger has a reputation. Read almost any profile from her 41-year career, and you’re likely to find the word “difficult” mentioned a time or two. Winger’s squabbles with Shirley MacLaine during “Terms of Endearment” are the stuff of Hollywood lore. Protesting the misogyny she’d experienced on-set, Winger refused to participate in publicity for “An Officer and a Gentleman” (more on that later). In 1986, when asked about working with her on “Legal Eagles,” Ivan Reitman said, “Talk to her other directors. Debra works out of a nervous tension, and she thrives on that tension.” Nonetheless, Winger remained a sought-after actress, earning three Oscar nominations along the way.

In 1996, disappointed with the quality of the scripts she was offered and the experiences she’d endured, Winger left Hollywood for six years. She’s emerged several times since, including a standout turn in “Rachel Getting Married,” a guest arc on “In Treatment” and, now, a headlining role opposite Tracy Letts in “The Lovers.” Winger and Letts play a long-married couple embroiled in extramarital affairs who discover a spark that threatens to reinvigorate their relationship. It’s a romantic comedy that twists most romantic-comedy conventions. 

Winger has given many interviews to promote the movie over the past few weeks, and most descriptions of the 61-year-old actress praise her warmth and candor ― the opposite of someone often branded “difficult.” As of Wednesday morning, I can confirm that sentiment. Letts arrived at A24’s offices for our interview at the same time I did, and as we sat down with Winger, she twinkled at the sight of her co-star, who is best known as the Pulitzer-winning writer of “August: Osage County.” (He’s also Carrie Coon’s husband, which is a sterling credential by itself.) Winger had a book in her hand when I greeted her, and our discussion remained lively and humorous, even while implicating her so-called reputation. 

What are you reading?

Debra Winger: Oh, Brecht. You sort of have to balance the publicity tour with Brecht.

You guys have been —

DW: Ubiquitous?

Yes. You’ve been all over the place over the last couple of weeks.

DW: I’m sick of myself. How about you?

Tracy Letts: I was sick of myself before this started.

DW: I figure in my case — not his — I’m just going to stick my head up from the ground every seven years and see quite a big shadow, and now I’ll just go away for a long time, I promise.

Every time you resurface, it feels like an event. “Debra Winger is back!”

DW: Yeah, but is it worth it? Isn’t this film worth it?


DW: OK, so I rest my case. It was a short one.

Is it that you’re not getting many offers in between, or do you just not feel like working much?

DW: That’s really none of your business [laughs]. No, I’m kidding. I choose what I choose. I did it when I was younger, too. The most I did was one film a year in those days. I haven’t changed.

Even if you were only doing a movie a year, profiles from the ‘80s and early ‘90s consistently brand you as the “it girl.”

DW: Yeah, the “it.” That’s exactly it — they make you into a thing. I just think it’s so refreshing when you get to talk to somebody where you’re having a conversation, not this weird language of celebrity. I was just watching “Fargo” to see [Carrie Coon’s] work, and it’s so refreshing when you see an actor coming and you know they’re going to do what’s right for them. The machine isn’t going to eat them up. I guess I was just that person. I think maybe I came up in a time when nobody fought the machine. But right now, it’s a little easier to fight it because there’s so many people.

And celebrities’ actions reverberate more intensely because of the proliferation of media.

DW: You get out of a car without any underwear and you’re on the cover of a magazine. But I’m just saying that I think what I talk about is worthy of talking about, so that’s why I do this.

Carrie Coon is a good example of an actress who is thriving in her wheelhouse and avoiding the bullshit.

DW: Right. I really am just so rooting for her. Now Tracy really gets to just be quiet and listen. He’s not really awake yet.

Because of your characters’ parallel storylines, so much of “The Lovers” is dependent on how the movie came together in the edit. The violin score is delicate and surprising. I’m sure you’ve both had experiences where the finished product does not reflect the movie you first imagined. What were your reactions upon first seeing this one?

TL: I was delighted to see how closely it resembled what I thought it was going to be when I read the script. It looks the way I thought it was going to look, which is great. The music was the wild card. I didn’t foresee that, and it’s such a great additional element. It’s sort of an additional character.

DW: Right. What [director Azazel Jacobs] is referencing, from enthusiasm and love, are movies of the ‘30s and ‘40s. Inside his head, that music was always happening. But because it originally wasn’t put in the budget, I think he was surprised that A24 just said, “Yeah, go for it, man.” 

The movie works because it’s sympathetic to both of these characters. The audience never forms an exclusive loyalty to either. We constantly shift back and forth as the storylines unfold.

DW: Yeah, I loved that. That was probably my biggest surprise seeing the film. It challenges your preconceived notions of “Well, he is lying to her” and “She is lying to him.” It really shifts allegiances, and I think that’s so lifelike.

Do you feel like it’s a romantic comedy? Is that an apt label?

DW: I feel like it was running headlong toward romantic comedy, and then the safety pin in Azazel Jacobs’ ear got caught on something and pulled us into mystery. I think it’s a mystery. Every love story is a mystery.

TL: I don’t get some of the genre distinctions. I don’t know what necessarily makes a romantic comedy. I guess you know it when you see it, right?

DW: It has a bad connotation to me.

You were the it girl during the modern rom-com boom of the ‘80s and ‘90s.

DW: Yeah, I don’t know what rom-com means. Was “The Thin Man” a romantic comedy? Because it’s so much deeper than the words “romantic comedy.”

TL: Is “Annie Hall” a romantic comedy? I don’t know.

DW: Right. So I think “romantic comedy” means “bad movies.”

TL: Well, let me tell you, I think to myself, “That’s a movie that has a certain lightness of tone and a fantasy ending and a fantasy idea of what love is.”

DW: It’s a very manicured look. And everybody feels good, and you don’t have to work very hard, and you don’t have to bring yourself to the film, and it has a billboard where a guy has a look and the girl is standing there and his pants are down around his ankles.

TL: I haven’t seen that movie.

DW: I’m just making up the billboard. And there’s a dog.

TL: If that’s the cast, this is not a romantic comedy.

DW: Although your pants were around your ankles a lot.

TL: They were. More than once. Literally and figuratively.

I love that so much of what these characters go through is expressed through wordless exchanges. Tracy, you said something a few years ago that’s interesting ―

TL: Oh, God. I’ve said a few things.

You talked about acting being an extrovert’s pastime. In this movie, you play a lot of introverted beats. In one scene, Debra’s character offers to share a bottle of wine one night, which is abnormal for this couple, and you cycle through a whole history of emotions internally while deciding whether to accept.

TL: I think of it as listening. In the theater, where most of my experience is, we work so much with language. But it doesn’t matter if you’re in theater or you’re doing improv or a film or a sitcom. It always comes back to listening. For me, in that scene, I can’t worry about trying to communicate something to Debra through my eyes, as opposed to just hearing what Debra is saying to me wordlessly. That’s really the key for me as an actor, just trying to be present and available to my partner and listen to what she’s saying by not speaking.

DW: I like that. Listen to what I’m saying by not speaking. I say that to my husband all the time. He doesn’t always listen.

Once you started acting for a camera, was it hard to learn how to telegraph emotions in a less outsized way?

TL: Yeah, if your experience is onstage, you have to learn to modulate. It’s so hard to learn it as a craft if you just work as a day player, or a week here or a week there for a number of years, as I did. But I have to say it was the experience on “Homeland,” just the ability to go on a set regularly and start to learn people’s names and get comfortable, not feel like an interloper, but feel like I’m actually part of the thing. Your shoulders can start to drop and you can start to be comfortable with the fact that there’s a camera in the room and just start to tune your listening skills a little bit. Then the modulation just flows from there.

DW: But I have to say, with modulation, my favorite moment in the film is in that scene, his response to “Would you like a glass of wine?” I just say, “Show that clip for the movie. That’s it.” He’s shaking his head no, but he says yes. I just remember watching him going, “Holy fuck!” So I don’t know about modulating because that would have worked from the balcony.

Debra, you’ve been open in the past about experiences in your career —

DW, looking at Tracy: “I’ve been open in the past … ”

Let’s say you’ve been outspoken about experiences where you didn’t get respect.

DW: Did I use “respect”? Are you sure I used the world “respect”?

Let’s see, I have a quote right here.

TW: Uh-oh.

I do need respect, and I didn’t get it.” That was referring to “An Officer and a Gentlemen.”

DW: Oh. Well, that was human respect. That wasn’t, like, respect for my acting.

Right, that’s what I mean. You’ve said men on the set would hand you water pills to try to make you slim down.

DW: We’re talking a real low bar [laughs]. But most of those people are dead, so I can’t speak about them. And I hope that they’re resting in peace, but I doubt it. It wasn’t Richard Gere, which has always been misconstrued. It was the producer aspect of that. That was tough. And for a young actress, we’re often victimized by that. I think there’s a lot more talking about it today, so we’re less apt to fall for it, but really, I was thrown to the sharks.

Had you said what you did about “An Officer and a Gentleman” today, more people would have rallied behind you. Actresses are encouraged to talk about bad experiences like that now.

DW: Thank God I did it then. I didn’t need a rally. I probably needed a mom and dad who got me a little more ready, but God bless ‘em, they had no idea where I was headed, nor could they have imagined how I would be treated. I would often call my mother in the middle of the night saying, “I don’t want to do this.” She’d say, “So quit.” Which is great because you want to think of most parents going, “You have to be strong.” My mom would go, “Get out!” And that would make me stronger. I’d say, “No! I’m going to do it, but I’m going to get it right.”

TL: I’m not so sure you’re right about that, actually, that people would rally behind the person who says that.

DW: Yeah, they’re eager to eat you. 

So many actresses now speak of the pay gap in Hollywood and being mistreated by powerful men.

DW: But they’re talking about — let’s be honest. Oh, God, don’t say this, Debra. Don’t say this.

TL: You say whatever you want.

DW: No, I’m just saying, often, as women beautifully are, they’re opposing things. So they may be talking about those things, but they’re cutting their faces and they’re doing things to comply with a sense of beauty and celebrity that works against being honored for who they are. I have a problem with that. I have no judgement on what people do to make themselves feel better, but it’s hard. It’s like making $ 6 million on a film and then doing a telethon to raise money for whatever. I say we cut a few steps — we put a bucket out in front of the dermatologists’ offices and just put the $ 10,000 in the bucket for Haiti and don’t get the facelift. Oh no. I said it. Carrie will still be my friend. Sorry! I really honestly say and believe, “To each his own.” But I do see the hypocrisy in that, and women begging to be respected for who they are, but we can’t really see who they are anymore. We certainly can’t see who they are at a certain age. I’m not saying I look great — I’m saying it’s tough, let’s deal with it.

Having had the collection of experiences you’ve had —

DW: I’m so fucked. This will be on HuffPost. Oh, God [laughs].

But how do you know, in taking a project today, that you’ll get the respect you deserve? How do you decide an offer from, say, Jonathan Demme or Azazel Jacobs is worth accepting?

DW: It’s a crapshoot. But you have a feeling when you’re sitting with them, and it’s a collaborative thing, so you hope for the best. That’s the exciting part about making films: It’s a collaboration and you’re taking a chance. It’s a leap of faith.

Well, see you in seven years, Debra.

DW: I’m so fucked. People will rally around me, Tracy! Tracy, they’re going to rally around me!

TL: And they will.

DW: You’re so right that they would not.

“The Lovers” is now open in limited release. This interview has been edited and condensed. 

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Two Pizza Lovers Got Married And Served Pizza Instead Of Wedding Cake

Bride Jess Melara and groom Tony Sanchez’s wedding day was cheesy in the best way. 

The high school sweethearts, who tied the knot in December in Miami, decided to forgo the traditional wedding cake and served their guests a tiered pizza “cake” instead. 

“Tony and I love pizza and aren’t huge fans of cake, so we surprised our guests with pizza cake,” the bride told Wedding Chicks. “It was saucy and delicious and what pizza dreams are made of.” 

Just look at this cheesy goodness:

Some of the couple’s other wedding details were baseball inspired because the groom plays for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. 

There were mini baseball bat key chains as escort cards. 

Drink napkins had baseball phrases like “Game over” and “Fits like a glove” printed on them. 

 And of course, dessert wouldn’t have been complete without boxes of Cracker Jacks. 

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The Huffington Post reached out to the couple for comment, but had not heard back at the time of publication. This story may be updated. 

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Gerhard Munthe, Suitors, 1892. Collection of the National Museum, Norway. Photo: Norjan kansallismuseo, Øystein Nerdrum.

The Magic North: Summer Biennials, Festivals and Exhibitions in Scandinavia 2015

With temperatures neither blistering nor blustery, summer in Scandinavia reveals the magic of the northern landscape, from the spectacular fjords of Norway, to the forests of Finland. This year in particular, there is quite a convergence of festivals, biennials and notable exhibitions occurring in late August in Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Norway. From the historical to the contemporary, from city centers to the far-flung reaches of the Arctic Circle, there is an abundance of events and exhibitions drawing art lovers to the northernmost reaches of Europe.

Theodor Kittelsen, The River Sprite, illustration for Troldskab, 1887. Collection of the National Museum, Norway. Photo: The National Museum, Norway, Jacques Lathio.

A mystical atmosphere suffuses many of the paintings in “The Magic North,” currently at the Ateneum Art Museum in Helsinki (June 18 – September 27, in cooperation with the Norwegian National Museum, where it was shown earlier this year), an exhibition of Norwegian and Finnish fin-de-siècle and early 20th century works, from artists such as Edvard Munch, Gerhard Munthe, Hugo Simberg and Theodor Kittelsen. In these works, the artists mixed the heady influence of European symbolism with the folkloric traditions of their home countries, producing such unforgettable images as Kittelsen’s iconic wide-mouthed trolls and vacant eyed river sprites. In such company, even the more straightforward and naturalistic landscapes and portraits seem to evince a kind of strange, animistic energy.

Hannah Ryggen, Fear, 1936. Creative Commons License BY.

Under the influence of the Arts and Crafts Movement of the turn of the century, artists of that time revived certain folk arts and traditional crafts, in search of a national style of expression. Norway’s rich history and tradition of tapestry weaving inspired artists of the period, such as Gerhard Munthe, who, to his chagrin, became quite famous for his achievements in this “minor art.” Yet Scandinavia’s most distinctive voice in tapestry weaving was yet to emerge: in the 1930s, Swedish-Norwegian artist Hannah Ryggen became known for her idiosyncratic, expressive and wholly modern tapestries, weaving together political and personal themes. An exceptional collection of her works spanning three decades is currently on view in the exhibition “Hannah Ryggen: Weaving the World” at the National Gallery in Oslo (June 12 – October 4).

Artists like Ryggen, however, were working against the grain of the 20th century, as modernism and formalism took hold in Western art. Denmark’s Ordrupgaard Museum is taking a look at a hitherto overlooked aspect of a group of works made by one of modernism’s masters, produced in his later years. “Matisse and the Eskimos” (August 21 – November 29) presents works from Matisse’s paper cut outs, focusing on a group of works inspired by a collection of Inuit masks belonging to his son-in-law and the books of the Danish polar explorer Knud Rasmussen.

Maria Friberg, From the Series “Still Lives” (4), 2005. Courtesy of the Gothenburg Art Museum.

At the Göteborg Museum of Art, in Sweden, “The Romantic Postmodernism” (May 30 – September 13) explores links to the art historical past in a selection of works of Nordic art from the 1980s to the present. These contemporary works evince connections — aesthetic or otherwise — to the Romantic landscape, including early photographs by Olafur Eliasson, abstract paintings by Rolf Hanson and photographs by Maria Friberg.

Installation view, After Babel / Poetry will be made by all! / 89plus, Moderna Museet, 2015. Photo: Åsa Lundén, Moderna Museet.

While “The Romantic Postmodernism” looks to contemporary art made in Scandinavia, an exhibition at the Moderne Museet Stockholm takes a more international outlook, exploring the pluralism of the present in an exhibition titled “After Babel” (June 13 – August 30), curated by Daniel Birnbaum and Ann-Sofi Noring. As one would expect, language takes center stage in “After Babel,” with works by Yael Bartana, Etel Adnan, Haegue Yang, Rivane Neuenschwander and others. Also occupying center stage is an actual tower — a concept by Simon Denny in collaboration with architect Alessandro Bava — that gradually and evocatively winds its way through the history of the intermingling of art and industry. And while at the Moderne Museet, don’t miss Adrián Villar Rojas’s major solo exhibition, “Fantasma,” on until October 25.

Sophie Dupont, A Slow Walk, Body And Room Encountering in Mirrors, 2014. Courtesy of the artist and Copenhagen Art Week. Photo: Hans H. Bærholm.

In Copenhagen, five contemporary art centers are joining together to present an exhibition entitled “TRUST” (August 29 – October 25), curated by Sonia Dermience, featuring more than forty artists, with parties, performances, films, an online radio station and more. This is just one of many eruptions of art going on in Copenhagen, timed to coincide with Copenhagen Art Week (August 21 – August 30), which kicked off with the international art fair CHART at Kunsthal Charlottenborg last weekend. Sixty galleries, museums, project spaces, fairs and art centers across the city are participating in this weeklong art bacchanal, and the art continues to spread throughout the city, beyond institutional walls and into the subways and the streets.

Martin Whatson, mural on the Scandic Stavanger City, 2014. Photo: Ian Cox, Nuart.

For fans of street art, next week the Nuart Festival (September 3 – October 11) will open for its 9th edition in Stavanger, Norway. Year by year, this picturesque Norwegian port town is adding to its collection of public murals painted by renowned international street artists. This year’s invited artists include Iranian duo Icy & Sot, Italian artist Pixelpancho and New York legend Futura, among others. Nuart Festival also features a discursive component in Nuart Plus, a symposium program exploring issues relevant to street art and its development. 

Erkka Nissinen, Video for the Turku Biennial, 2015. Courtesy of the artist and 7th Turku Biennial, 2015.

Lastly, the biennials: there are four biennial art exhibitions occurring right now in Scandinavia, each with its own distinct character and setting. And a fifth is set to open in the next week: the Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art (September 12 – November 22), curated by Elvira Dyangani Ose, which features an exciting roster of artists, such as Kader Attia, Kerry James Marshall and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, under the theme “A Story Within A Story.”

The 7th Turku Biennial (June 10 – August 30) takes place at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova in Turku, Finland, with this year’s theme, “The Unexpected Guest,” driving the curatorial process. Half of the artists were chosen by the curators of the Turku Biennial, while the other half were invited by those artists. There are many surprising moments in the Turku Biennial, but highlights include the absurdist videos of Erkka Nissinen, the unsettling sculptures of the Finnish art collective Anna Breu and photographs by Aino Kannisto and Satu Haavisto.

Ai Weiwei, Think Different (How to Hang Workers’ Uniforms), 2015. Courtesy OpenART 2015. Photo: Sandra Subraian Ekholm.

The city of Örebro in Sweden is host to the largest public art biennial in Scandinavia, now in its fifth year. OpenART 2015 (June 14 – September 6) showcases 130 artworks by 72 artists from 19 countries within Örebro’s city center. This year features a special initiative, curated by Feng Boyi, to bring 13 contemporary Chinese artists to the Swedish biennial including artists Ai Weiwei, Xu Bing and Cheng Dapeng, and raising the biennial’s international profile. Works range from playful sculptures situated in the river Svartån, an oversized park bench and a model of the city entirely made of sweets and pastries.

Daniel Steegmann Mangranè, Phantom (kingdom of all the animals and all the beasts is my name), 2013-2015. Courtesy of the artist.

Momentum 8 (June 13 – September 27), in Moss, Norway, inundates the viewer with various levels of sensory deprivation and sensorial enhancement, from a virtual reality environment enabled by an oculus rift device by Daniel Steegmann Mangranè, a participatory work involving both multi-sensory illusions and sensory deprivation by artist duo Lundahl & Seitl, to the colorful, immersive fur-filled installation by Hrafnhildur Arnardottir a.k.a Shoplifter. The theme here is “Tunnel Vision,” accompanied by a thought-provoking reader addressing the shifting social priorities between the Internet and the public sphere, as well as the concept of “Nordic seclusion.” It’s a fascinating show with far-reaching intellectual, theoretical, and curatorial ideas.

Landscape image from Lofoten. Courtesy of Lofoten International Art Festival (LIAF). Photo: Kyell Ove Storvik.

For the ultimate experience of the remote northern lands, however, one should travel up to Norway’s Lofoten Islands — where the Lofoten International Art Festival (LIAF, August 28 – September 27) takes place. Located on the northwest coast, just above the Arctic Circle, the landscape is dramatic, rugged, and staggeringly beautiful. Lest the landscape upstage the art on display, LIAF 2015, entitled “Disappearing Acts,” relents to its environmental context by gathering a collection of ephemeral, performance-based works, sculptures submerged into the sea, and an exhibition of works staged in a soon-to-be-demolished building. It begs the question — would Scandinavia still be such an extraordinary and beautiful place, if we weren’t around to appreciate it?

Steinar Haga Kristensen, The Loneliness of the Index Finger (Part II): The Specialization of Sensibility in the Raw Conceptual State into Stabilized Theatrical Sensibility (Consensus Image), 2014. Courtesy of the artist and Lofoten International Art Festival (LIAF).

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Beginning January 22, Park City, Utah will play home to a cinephile’s favorite time of year, the Sundance Film Festival. While the whole shebang makes us drool with envy over those who’ve snagged tickets, we’ve got our eyes firmly fastened on the New Frontier portion of the festivities.

Focusing on the intersection of film, technology and — of course — art, the New Frontier champions experimental forms of storytelling that aren’t your average indie film fare. From a series of 61 one-minute mini-films to a virtual reality experience meant to simulate that of a bird, the New Frontier films are changing the future language of cinema.


“The primary thing I look for when considering works, both for the New Frontier films section, and the [coinciding] exhibition, is how an artistic or scientific practice innovates or expands the art and craft of cinematic storytelling. Innovation often happens when intelligence, passion, and drive meet limited resources. It also happens when diverse forms of creative expression entangle and hybridize,” Shari Frilot, Sundance Film Festival Senior Programmer and curator of the New Frontier exhibition, wrote in an email to The Huffington Post. “New Frontier is filled with filmmakers and content creators who were unsatisfied with conventional modes of expression, and consequently pushed beyond traditional paths of practice to reach for something new and undiscovered.”

“I’m interested in films, art works, media experiments that speak powerfully to the art and craft of storytelling,” she added, and “to imagining the future of what telling cinematic stories can be.”

This year’s pickings with gather together everyone from music video director Chris Milk to fine artist Doug Aitken to virtual reality visionaries Félix Lajeunesse and Paul Raphaël. “The film lineup completely eschews any notion of theme, style or category, unless the category is incredible diversity,” said Frilot. “The sheer geographic diversity, and the diversity of the filmmakers themselves, is matched only by the diverse and eclectic visions of their films in the line up.”

“A theme that might unify the work in this year’s edition of the New Frontier exhibition is that they bring the viewer to occupy full immersion inside the storyworld. The works by this year’s New Frontier creators allow the viewer to inhabit a consciousness inside the moving image itself, and enter a state of becoming. They compel a penetration of our own bodily presence into the digital tableau. As we make choices in the heat of the moment and wander through virtual storyworlds, our state of being evolves and we become something both additional, and parallel, to ourselves.”

Behold, the 10 must-see films at Sundance’s New Frontier. If you’re lucky enough to attend this year’s fair, don’t let these go unseen.

1. The Forbidden Room Directors: Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson, Screenwriters: Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson, Robert Kotyk


“A submarine crew, a feared pack of forest bandits, a famous surgeon, and a battalion of child soldiers all get more than they bargained for as they wind their way toward progressive ideas on life and love.”

2. Station to Station Director: Doug Aitken


“‘Station to Station’ is composed of 61 individual one-minute films featuring different artists, musicians, places, and perspectives. This revolutionary feature-length film reveals a larger narrative about modern creativity.”

3. Birdly Artist: Max Rheiner


“Flying is one of the oldest dreams of humankind. ‘Birdly’ is an experiment to capture this dream, to simulate the experience of being a bird from a first-person perspective. This embodiment is conducted through a full-body virtual reality setup.”

4. Dérive Artist: François Quévillon


“This interactive installation uses the audience’s body motions and positions to explore 3D reconstructions of urban and natural spaces that are transformed according to live environmental data, including meteorological and astronomical phenomena.”

5. Evolution of Verse Artist: Chris Milk


“Chris Milk, working with visual effects powerhouse Digital Domain and virtual reality production company, has created this photo-realistic CGI-rendered 3D virtual reality film that takes the viewer on a journey from beginning to new beginning.”

6. Paradise Artist: Pleix


“Paradise is certainly not paradisiacal if you look at it through our eyes. But neither is it totally devoid of humor, melancholy and absurdity. Perhaps it is first and foremost life as it is, and then a touch exaggerated in the digital overdrive.”

7. Way to Go Artist: Vincent Morisset


“It is a walk in the woods. It is an astonishing interactive experience, a restless panorama, a mixture of hand-made animation, 360-degree video capture, music, dreaming, and code; but mostly it is a walk in the woods.”

8. WILD –- The Experience Artists: Félix Lajeunesse, Paul Raphaël


“Fox Searchlight and the Fox Innovation Lab present this virtual reality experience drawing from the film ‘Wild.’ Viewers enter a fully immersive media environment to join an intimate moment on the Pacific Crest Trail between a woman, Cheryl Strayed (Reese Witherspoon), and her mother, Bobbi (Laura Dern), a vision from the afterlife.”

9. Herders Artists: Félix Lajeunesse, Paul Raphaël


“Mongolian pastoral herders are one of the world’s last remaining nomadic cultures. For millennia they have lived on the steppes, grazing their livestock on the grasslands. Through a series of virtual reality experiences, the viewer is invited into the reality of a nomadic family of yak herders.”

10. Strangers with Patrick Watson Artists: Félix Lajeunesse, Paul Raphaël, Chris Lavis, Maciek Szczerbowski


“‘Strangers with Patrick Watson’ invites the viewer to spend an intimate moment with celebrated Montreal musician Patrick Watson at work in his studio loft on a winter’s day.”
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