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Shifting Realities

Experience the world from a different perspective in a series of virtual reality journeys.

When: Friday, August 9 2019 till Sunday, August 25 2019. 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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Where: Festival Park
Cnr of Smith Street & Harry Chan Avenue, Darwin, NT, 0801
Topic: Environment and nature, Innovation and technology
Cost: Free
Bookings: 08 8943 4222
Other: Wheelchair access
Social Media: Facebook

Take a trip to another world  through the wonders of virtual reality. Shifting Realities lets you see the world from a First Nations perspective or explore the devastating effects.

Storm Dog (Northern Territory) A storm’s coming and a dog’s missing. Throw yourself into Darwin, 2050 in Darwin-based artist Caro Macdonald’s Storm Dog, a new work that creatively imagines a climate change future. Join Caro Macdonald for a free Artist Talk on Sat 17 Aug at 4pm in Festival Park.

Aeasi (Solomon Islands/Australia) Amie Batalibasi’s 360VR work explores the connection between her Solomon Islands family and their relationship to the sea and storytelling. Viewers stand in the village, become a passenger in a canoe and dive down to a reef under the water to experience the stories shared. Fangirl (Samoa/New Zealand) Through contemporary dance and the flick of a fan, Fa’afafine sisters ‘Fine Fatale’ bring traditional inspiration to the universal theme of being outcast. Fan Girl is a window into the world of an ‘outsider’ through a niche perspective of Pasifika fa’afafine dance and contemporary pacific culture.

Carriberrie (Australia) A multi-platform immersive journey across Australia celebrating the depth and diversity of indigenous dance and song from the traditional to the contemporary. From the heart of the country at Uluru, actor and performer David Gulpilil welcomes you to a journey through time and space across Australia, from traditional ceremonial dance and song, towards intrinsically contemporary and modern expressions.

Biidaaban: First Light (Canada) Biidaaban: First Light. Rooted in the realm of Indigenous futurism, this Canadian film is an interactive VR time-jump into a highly realistic – and radically different –Toronto of tomorrow. As users explore this altered city now reclaimed by nature, they must think about their place in history and ultimately their role in the future.

Contact details:

Darwin Festival
Phone: 08 8943 4200

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