Kaleidoscope and VRScout are showcasing VR creators in Los Angeles
Kaleidoscope is a startup dedicated to curating the best in virtual reality film, art, games, and immersive experiences. The team just kicked off their Summer Showcase, a quarterly event series exploring virtual reality as an art form.
They first made their mark with the Kaleidoscope Film Festival in 2015, compiling an early group of artists, developers and directors in Los Angeles. Most recently, they completed their World Tour across 10 cities in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia earlier this year.
VRScout is proud to be co-hosting the Los Angeles Showcase to continue bringing together the VR creator community in LA.
For those of you who have wanted to see VRScout HQ, now’s your chance. We’ll be hosting the event at CTRL Collective in Playa Vista on September 22, featuring demos and discussions with LA creators and developers and showcasing experiences in our new mixed reality studio.
Featured Experiences and Creators
Here are the official selections:
3VR, by KATE PARSONS & BEN VANCE
3VR is a meditation on organic and inorganic structures, flickering forms dissolve into lush amorphous glitches and textural, fluid landscapes..
COSMIC TRIP, by EDDIE LEE
Cosmic Trip is a groovy VR-native first-person real-time strategy game. Build and command swarms of cosmobots to harvest resources and battle against the slimy alien forces!
DOES NOT EXIST, by JOHN HENDICOTT & GAWAIN LIDDIARD
Does Not Exist drops you into the center of Reeps One’s first virtual reality Beatbox performance – exploring the latest technology for VR and head-tracked 3D spatial audio.
DRAWING ROOM, by JAN ROTHUIZE & SARA KOLSTE
Drawing Room is a hand drawn VR experience by visual artist Jan Rothuizen. Drawing Room playfully deals with the questions Virtual Reality creates. Can being somewhere (an experience) be a work of art in itself?
FABULOUS WONDER.LAND, by OLLIE LINDSEY
Fall down the rabbit hole and explore the magical, vibrant world of wonder.land in this animated musical video take on the stage show of the same name created by The Royal National Theatre.
FRAGMENTS, by ANTONIO VICTOR GARCIA-SERRANO & TOÑO CABANELAS
Fragments is an “Oniric hyperrealistic” fashion film produced by a group of multidisciplinary artists who gathered at the uninhabited Spanish island of San Simon for a week of unconstrained experimentation.
FUTURE OF MUSIC, by GREG BARTH
The future of music follows Carré Bleu, a fictitiously famous music producer who can modulate time, space and gravity to create the music of the future.
THE INVISIBLE MAN, by HUGO KEIJZER
The Invisible Man is an absurd short 360-degree drama created specifically for VR viewing. How does Frank know which chamber the bullet lies? And what role does the viewer play in the drama? It may take you 5 views to figure it out, but in The Invisible Man the answers are all around you, literally.
KNIVES, by ADAM COSCO
Knives is a surreal drama detailing a door-to-door knife salesman’s encounter with a housewife on the edge of a nervous breakdown. Modeled after shows like The Twilight Zone and Tales from the Crypt, Knives is an allegory about purging the aspects of your personality that aren’t serving you.
LIGHT, by DAVID LOBSER
Light is an immersive music experience that debuted at the Forbes Under 30 Summit in Jerusalem, Israel as the first synchronized virtual reality performance of its kind.
LONGING FOR WILDERNESS, by MARC ZIMMERMANN
‘Longing for Wilderness’ takes you from the noisy city through the slowly transforming forest to a wild and airy landscape.
MARE, by RUI GUERREIRO
MARE is an exploratory and sensory VR adventure experienced through a mechanical bird and a lost girl on a journey through a mythical world.
NEW WAVE, by SAMIR MALLAL
A window into the sadistic thoughts of two young lover’s as they test each other’s affection at the beach.
PEARL, by PATRICK OSBORNE
Set inside their home, a beloved hatchback, Pearl follows a girl and her dad as they crisscross the country chasing their dreams.
PLAYTHINGS, by GEORGE MICHAEL BROWER
Playthings is a virtual reality music playground set on a tropical island where you hit bouncy, musical food with drumsticks, and is sure to delight whether or not you’re a musician or a gamer.
THE PULL, by QUBA MICHALSKI
Gravity is no longer a constant. Enter a world where the rules that bind us are suddenly disobeyed.
SIMON, by JAMES HEDLEY
Step into the world of SIMON, a young man with Cerebral Palsy, and witness the inspirational steps he takes every single day to combat unintentional, yet isolating judgement.
SONAR, by PHILIPP MAAS & DOMINIK STOCKHAUSEN
A drone discovers an unknown asteroid. On its journey over the rocky surface it receives a strange signal.
LE TEMPS PERDU, by ZOHAR KFIR
Le Temps Perdu is an interactive Virtual Reality film that engages a found-film footage archive for the creation of a new, inventive work.
TOXIC TOUR, by BENJAMIN ROFFEE
Journey into the heart of the Ecuadorian Amazon, where humanity’s thirst for oil is pushing deeper into nature’s few remaining unspoiled fortresses.
TRANSITION, by MIKE VON ROTZ & JOOST JORDENS
TRANSITION is a virtual reality experience based on the music of Kettel & Secede.
VIRTUAL DRAG, by ALISON BENNETT, MEGAN BECKWITH , & MARK PAYNE
Virtual Drag features 3D scans of drag queens and kings. Encounter larger than life drag personas in fantasy environments.
VR NOIR, by NATHAN ANDERSON
VR Noir is a ground-breaking, interactive film created for virtual reality. Audiences are invited to play the role of detective Veronica Coltrane, a burnt-out private detective with mounting debts and a dark past.
THE WICKED KIND, by SKYE VON
The Wicked Kind is a 360 Music Experience inspired by the cult classic Tron for the Cuban-American Rock band Aloud.
The Kaleidoscope Summer Showcase is powered by Wevr Transport. The first two events have already taken place in London and New York but tickets are still available for cities around the world.
- BERLIN – September 16th, 2016
- LOS ANGELES – September 22nd, 2016
- SEOUL – September 23rd, 2016
- SAN FRANCISCO – September 30th, 2016
Hope to see you there!