SUMMER SHOWCASE, Vol. 1 // NYC
Kaleidoscope NYC is a community for VR Creators to explore the art and science of virtual reality. Holding quarterly Showcases, Kaleidoscope brings together local innovators to share their work, find collaborators, and experience Kaleidoscope's Official Selection of groundbreaking, new projects. Creators from all backgrounds are welcome!
• 6:30pm: Doors open
• 6:45pm to 9pm: Demos and Networking
• 9pm to 10pm: Presentations by VR Creators
OFFICIAL SELECTION, Vol. 1
Kaleidoscope has curated over twenty new experiences for Volume 1 of our Official Selection. With work from major studios like Google Spotlight Stories as well as newcomers like Joost Jordens & Mike von Rotz, these projects push virtual reality forward as an artform.
This section of the showcase is comprised of local VR creators who have been invited to show their work, whether it be in early development stages or a finished project. The idea is to encourage dialogue and conversation about projects.
VR creators have been invited to give 5-minute presentations about their projects in order to stir discussion and questions.
DIR. ISAAC COHEN
US | Runtime: Open Ended | Interactive Experience
BLARP! is a fun-filled physics game built as an exploration into novel game mechanics for the new medium of virtual reality.
DIR. EDDIE LEE
US | Runtime: Open | Interactive
Cosmic Trip is a groovy VR-native first-person real-time strategy game. Build and command swarms of cosmobots to harvest resources and battle against the slimy alien forces!
DIR. JOHN HENDICOTT & GAWAIN LIDDIARD
US | 2 Mins | Live Action 360 VR Video
Does Not Exist drops you into the center of Reeps One’s first virtual reality Beatbox performance - exploring the latest technology for VR and head-tracked 3D spatial audio.
DIR. JAN ROTHUIZE & SARA KOLSTE
Netherlands | 5 Mins | Real-Time Experience
Drawing Room is a hand drawn VR experience by visual artist Jan Rothuizen. Drawing Room playfully deals with the questions Virtual Reality creates. Can being somewhere (an experience) be a work of art in itself?
DIR. TOBY COFFEY, OLLIE LINDSEY & LYSANDER ASHTON
UK | 4 Mins | Real-Time Animation
Fall down the rabbit hole and explore the magical, vibrant world of wonder.land in this animated musical video take on the stage show of the same name created by The Royal National Theatre.
DIR. ANTONIO VICTOR GARCIA-SERRANO & TOÑO CABANELAS
SPAIN | 3 Min | Live Action 360
Fragments is an "Oniric hyperrealistic" fashion film produced by a group of multidisciplinary artists who gathered at the uninhabited Spanish island of San Simon for a week of unconstrained experimentation.
DIR. GREG BARTH
UK | 3 Min | Live Action 360 VR
The future of music follows Carré Bleu, a fictitiously famous music producer who can modulate time, space and gravity to create the music of the future.
DIR. HUGO KEIJZER
Netherlands | 10 Mins | Live Action 360 VR
The Invisible Man is an absurd short 360-degree drama created specifically for VR viewing. How does Frank know which chamber the bullet lies? And what role does the viewer play in the drama? It may take you 5 views to figure it out, but in The Invisible Man the answers are all around you, literally.
DIR. ADAM COSCO
US | 14 Mins | Live Action
Knives is a surreal drama detailing a door-to-door knife salesman’s encounter with a housewife on the edge of a nervous breakdown. Modeled after shows like The Twilight Zone and Tales from the Crypt, Knives is an allegory about purging the aspects of your personality that aren’t serving you.
DIR. MARC ZIMMERMANN
Germany | 3 Mins | Animation
'Longing for Wilderness' takes you from the noisy city through the slowly transforming forest to a wild and airy landscape.
DIR. RUI GUERREIRO
Japan | 30 Mins | Interactive Experience
MARE is an exploratory and sensory VR adventure experienced through a mechanical bird and a lost girl on a journey through a mythical world.
DIR. GEORGE MICHAEL BROWER
US | Runtime: Open | Interactive
Playthings is a virtual reality music playground set on a tropical island where you hit bouncy, musical food with drumsticks, and is sure to delight whether or not you’re a musician or a gamer.
DIR. QUBA MICHALSKI
US | 4 Mins | 360 VR Animation
Gravity is no longer a constant. Enter a world where the rules that bind us are suddenly disobeyed.
DIR. JAMES HEDLEY
UK | 6 Mins | Live Action 360 VR
Step into the world of SIMON, a young man with Cerebral Palsy, and witness the inspirational steps he takes every single day to combat unintentional, yet isolating judgement.
DIR. PHILIPP MAAS & DOMINIK STOCKHAUSEN
Germany | 6 Mins | Animation
A drone discovers an unknown asteroid. On its journey over the rocky surface it receives a strange signal.
DIR. ZOHAR KFIR
US | 20 Mins | Experimental
Le Temps Perdu is an interactive Virtual Reality film that engages a found-film footage archive for the creation of a new, inventive work.
DIR. MIKE VON ROTZ & JOOST JORDENS
Netherlands | 8 Min | Real Time Animation
TRANSITION is a virtual reality experience based on the music of Kettel & Secede.
DIR. ALISON BENNETT, MEGAN BECKWITH , & MARK PAYNE
AUSTRALIA | 10 Mins | Real-Time Experience
Virtual Drag features 3D scans of drag queens and kings. Encounter larger than life drag personas in fantasy environments.
DIR. NATHAN ANDERSON
Australia| 12 Mins | Interactive Experience
VR Noir is a ground-breaking, interactive film created for virtual reality. Audiences are invited to play the role of detective Veronica Coltrane, a burnt-out private detective with mounting debts and a dark past.
DIR. SKYE VON
US | 4 Mins | Live Action 360 VR
The Wicked Kind is a 360 Music Experience inspired by the cult classic Tron for the Cuban-American Rock band Aloud.
Exhibit Your Work
Apply to be an Exhibitor to demo your latest project, get feedback on work-in-progress, or simply show off your favorite VR experiences. Apply here
As a local sponsor, your company will receive exhibition space, featured promotion, and complimentary tickets. Apply here
If you'd like to help organize the event, or have a partnership opportunity you'd like to discuss please email the NYC Community Directors: Catherine Rehwinkel, firstname.lastname@example.org & T.K. Broderik, email@example.com.