MATHILDE RENAULT








ECLIPSE


J.G. Ballard once said, “I would sum up my fear abvout the future in one word: boring.” And this author of science fiction may have had a point, if our future is to be shaped by huge technology companies that exploit every potential existing innovation for banal, purely commercial applications. Eclipse offers an antidote in the form of a virtual reality universe that raises fundamental, existential questions. Alless and Lena are both moving around in this universe, but at such different levels of consciousness that they can’t actually see each other - all they can find are traces of each other’s presence. But by following and analysing these traces, they can decode the thoughts and feelings of “the other”. Two actors bring Alless and Lena to life in a live VR performance that gives a new and radical meaning to diversity: here, “the other” isn’t a variation on our self - it exists in an entirely different reality. The accompanying website serves as a manual that complements the VR environment. Its as yet undiscovered features generate the story.


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    False Mirror’s interactive website




Credits :
Ali Eslami -  Director, producer, developer
Mathilde Renault - Director, scenographer
Alap Parokh - Technical artist, developer
Maisa Imamović - Web artist
Barthelemy Vielle - Graphic designer
Rein Blank - 3D artist
Jason Mohaaghegh - Advisor

Supported by :
Stimulering Fonds NL
Nederlands Film Fonds
Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst