In XRossspace, virtuality and physicality are not in opposition, but they interpenetrate one another. This hybrid showcase will include works that reveal the intriguing correlations of Polish VR with literature (Stanisław Lem), games, urban and performance art, as well as digital pieces selected in open calls for the best AR filer and VR experience.
WHEN: 30 March – 2 April, 2-9 PM
– dir. Paweł Szarzyński
(*BRITISH PREMIER* – Kinhouse Studio, 6DOF Animation, English/Polish, 8 Mins)
A story of an oppressed society and its path to liberation inspired by Lem’s sci-fi literature. A dazzling VR space bursting with infinite stars and intriguing space phenomena. Here matter constantly self-destructs and regenerates itself.
Director: Paweł Szarzyński;
Co-Director: Igor Żukowicz;
Co-Writer: Lauren Dubowski, Paweł Szarzyński (adaptation of “Uranium Earpieces” by Stanisław Lem);
Music: Piotr Kurek;
Production Company: Kinhouse Studio, Marta Szarzyńska;
Co-Production Company: Adam Mickiewicz Institute, National Center of Culture, Mazovia Film Fund, Aura Films;
Partners: Film Co-Financed by the Polish Film Institute, In Collaboration With, LOCOMOTIVE, LOCO XR.
Body Open Source
Body Open Source
– Eternal Engine
(VR multiplayer, 10-15 mins.)
Gaming experience that challenges the convention of binary gender classification offered by mainstream gaming. It immerses in ephemeral meetings, dissolving boundaries of meanings and stimulating the embodiment in interactions with virtual bodies and forms.
Eternal Engine: Jagoda Wójtowicz, Matrix Nawrot;
Courtesy of Import Export Gallery in Warsaw.
– Photon Foundation
(AR, posters )
The three-dimensional, virtual and animated creatures – dragons – beasts come to life in physical space thanks to AR technology. The project was created on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Cracow sculpture of the Wawel Dragon.
Concept & Production: Photon Foundation: Elwira Wojtunik, Popesz Csaba Láng;
Coordination & Programming: Popesz Csaba Láng;
AR Works: “Backhasten” Joanna Simon, “Krakowski Dragon” Barnaba Mikułowski, “Malstrom” Maciej Żak, “Dragon Krętorogi” Patryk Ornoch;
UX: Keun Kindred;
UI: Lena Malecha;
The project was co-financed by the City of Krakow.
– Szymon Rogiński – XRossspace VR Award
(VR, 6DoF, Photogrammetry, Documentary)
“Solastalgia” by Szymon Rogiński is an apocalyptic world full of chaotic, abandoned, ugly buildings. It is a real landscape of Warsaw suburbs seen from above through the cold eye of a camera mounted on a drone. We fly over the terrifying land. The endless digital world fills us with tension, excitement, and fear of loneliness. Consciously used technology allows us to see the true face of the reality in which we live.
Concept & Direction: Szymon Rogiński
Cooperation: Agnieszka Tarasiuk
Photogrammetry: Szymon Rogiński
Digital Artists: Pavlo Mazur, Martix Navrot, Jagoda Wójtowicz
Soundscape & Implementation: Gustaw Gliwinski
Theme Music: Macio Moretii
Graphic Design: Michał Babski
VR Application Production: Marcin Marczyk
Producer: National Institute of Architecture and Urbanism
Coordination: Kacper Kępiński, Klementyna Świeżewska, Joanna Waśko
Co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland
Part of the preparation work was realized within the framework of the scholarship of the City of Warsaw in 2018. Special thanks to Wojtek Markowski, Michał Marczak, Krzysztof Garbaczewski.
– Ksenia Głowinkowska – XRossspace AR Award
(AR filer, Instagram)
A digital filter can change the way we see our face, but can it help you take care of it? The young creator gives us three possible interactions – massage of selected areas of the face, acupressure to get rid of stress, a map of ailments according to Chinese medicine. In this case, Augmented Reality is not only a digital transformation, but also a real-care practice.
Conspet & Execution: Ksenia Głowinkowska
XRossspace Hub Preview
XRossspace Hub Preview
XRossspace Hub is an online XR metaspace for social interactions and art experiences. At the BFI, the public will have access to VR goggles to explore a spatial virtual exhibition that extends the experience of the physical gallery. The hub is also available online for anyone interested and can also be visited from a web browser.
Check out the XRossspace HUB online exhibition and events program: