Cosmos Within Us
Cosmos Within Us--this year's Heyou Media VR Award winner at the International Film Festival Rotterdam--has been selected by the Venice Biennale as one of this year's top 30 VR films in the world. Created by Tupac Martir from UK-based Sartore Studio/Tech, The Cosmos Within Uswill be in competition at the Venice Biennale's VR Cinema Event 28 August through 7 September.
Remco Vlaanderen writes: "Cosmos Within Us draws us inside the mind of Aiken, a 60-year-old man suffering memory loss through Alzheimer’s. His struggle is one against a dwindling mind, against time, against final loss.
"Cosmos Within Us is a unique technological story-telling experiment which blurs the boundaries between VR and performance. Through a combination of state-of-the-art tech, immersive soundscapes, scent and touch, the piece explores the intricate connection between memory and the senses.
"Alzheimer’s does not discriminate. This piece was created to deliver a sense of hope and understanding to anyone affected by this very common and devastating disease. With advancements in VR, we strive to remember the forgotten. After all, Memory is all We Are."