Interactive Exhibition - Sheffield International Documentary Festival

5 Jun 2015 – 7 Jun 2015

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SAT 06 JUN - WED 10 JUN, 10:00 - 17:00, MILLENNIUM GALLERY

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Millennium Gallery

Sheffield, United Kingdom

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The Interactive Exhibition with support from Arts Council England will showcase 16 interactive docs to play, touch and experience. Ram Devieni (speaking at the Crossover Summit) will show his artistic response to male sexual violence in India, Priya’s Shakti. At Crossover Market 2014 and developed at Crossover Labs Scotland, it uses augmented reality in the style of traditional Indian comics. An augmented reality mural will be painted on the side of the festival lounge in Tudor Square.


Plus: the final piece from Highrise by Katerina Cizek, Universe Within: Digital Lives in the Global Highrise; Do Not Trackan interactive web-series created by former Innovation Award winners Upian; London Recruits, commissioned by the V&A explores the secret history of the battle against South African apartheid; After The Stormwritten as a letter to future disaster survivors, greets us after its first outing at SXSW in March; POETASTRwinner of the 48-hour POV Hackathon, turns tweets into haikus and sonnets and is the interactive component of a documentary from last year’s MeetMarket project, Noriginals; iNK Stories bring ex-Grand Theft Auto veteran, photojournalists, academics and voice actors together for 1979 Revolution, a multiplatform documentary video game about the Islamic Revolution in Iran 2015 Webby nominee Refugee Republicby Dutch interactive pioneers Submarine in collaboration with artist Jan Rothuizen, journalist Martijn van Tol, and photographer Dirk Jan Visser, reconstructs Camp Domiz using photography and handwritten notes, video and maps; Pirate FishingAl Jazeera’s scrolling interactive investigation; Karen Palmer’s neurogame Syncself 2 (part of the Ideas & Science strand) reads your brain to get you in the mindstate of a parkour athlete; The Whole Truth by Lawrence Abu Hamdan is a documentary about voice analysis, artificial intelligence, lie-detection and migration; The Boat by SBS Australia about Vietnamese refugees to Australia; Interactive Haikus is an interactive browser and phone experience comprised of 12 short startlingly original and innovative interactive experiments; Disney Animated from Touchpress is a BAFTA-winning app looking behind-the-scenes at the mega-studio’s productions; and That Dragon, Cancer (part of the Ideas & Science strand)by Ryan and Amy Green turns the story of their son’s battle with terminal cancer into a videogame.

The following projects will be featured in the Interactive Exhibition 2015:

1979 Revolution
After the Storm
Backstage Pass - Run The Jewels
The Boat
Disney Animated
Do Not Track
Interactive Haïkus
London Recruits
Pirate Fishing - Interactive Investigation
Priya's Shakti
Refugee Republic
Syncself 2
That Dragon, Cancer
Universe Within: Digital Lives in the Global Highrise
The Whole Truth

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