Future Cinema

Course Site for Future Cinema 1 (and sometimes Future Cinema 2: Applied Theory) at York University, Canada


Greetings everyone,
Someone has to be first, right?
Since we are talking about virtual realities, I would like to draw your attention to the ZKM, Center for Art and Media in Germany (http://on1.zkm.de/zkm/e/)
One of installations that I experienced and liked there is “The Interactive Plant Growing” (1993) that does, however, not seem to be on display anymore.

In 1995, the artists Christa Sommerer and Laurent Mignonneau went a little further by introducing “Trans Plant,” a similar installation that now partially surrounds the visitors. They immerse into a virtual jungle and create plants through body movement.

If you would like to follow up with their more recent work: http://www.interface.ufg.ac.at/christa-laurent/WORKS/FRAMES/FrameSet.html

At any rate, the website of the ZKM is worth visiting and exploring.

Sun, September 20 2009 » Futurecinema_2009

One Response

  1. Caitlin September 21 2009 @ 1:49 pm

    Thanks so much, Birgit! yes, ZKM is wonderful. And it was ZKM that put togetehr the amazing Future Cinema exhibition that was an inspiration for your course:

    (Thanks, too, for noting that the week’s reading had not all been posted online last week — it gave me a chance to fix them for the weekend.)