Medrar For Contemporary Art

22 January 2022 - 24 January 2022

VR Screenings
Dates: 22nd, 23rd, and 24th January 2022 – from 1pm to 6pm
Location: Medrar
In line with our interest in digital art form and the possibilities of virtual reality, we are happy to announce a new addition to our event series anticipating our upcoming XR program. Medrar is going to screen two groundbreaking VR films by Emmy award winning artist Yasmin Elayat on the 22nd, 23rd, and 24th of January 2022. The first film is the 1st episode of The Changing Same (2021). The Changing Same (12 minutes) is an immersive, episodic virtual reality experience where participants travel through time and space to witness the connected historical experiences of racial injustice in the United States. A haunting story infused with magical realism and afrofuturism, The Changing Same examines the uninterrupted cycle of the history of racial oppression, past and present. Episode 1 premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. The second film is Zero Days VR which was produced in 2017. Zero Days VR (21 minutes) is an EMMY award-winning immersive documentary that explores the next chapter of modern warfare through the true story of Stuxnet: the first cyber weapon in the world known to cause real-world physical damage. The story places audiences in the invisible world of computer viruses. Based on the Participant Media feature-length documentary Zero Days, Zero Days VR made its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival 2017 and available on Oculus Rift, Oculus Go, Gear VR and Within and Steam.

Due to limited capacity, reservation is necessary. Please fill in the following form to book your spot.