We are at Home - VR multi-user installation
“What does the hangman think about when he goes home at night from work?”
A VR multi-user installation based on the poem “The Hangman at Home” by Carl Sandburg (1922).
We Are at Home is an immersive experience exploring themes of acknowledgement and participation along with the awkward intimacy that comes with being human.
Tribeca International Film Festival, 2021
New Images Festival, XR Competition, 2021
Grand Prize Masque d’Or, New Images Festival, XR Competition, 2021
The VR Award, Luxembourg City Film Festival, Luxembourg, 2022
CPH:DOX, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2022
CLICK, Kulturværftet Helsingør, Denmark, 2022
Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen, Denmark 2022
Phenomenal Viborg, Denmark, 2022
DIRECTORS: Michelle and Uri Kranot
Lana Tankosa Nikolic (Late Love Production, DK)
Katayoun Dibamehr and Avi Amar (Floréal Films, FR)
Emmanuel-Alain Raynal and Pierre Baussaron (Miyu Productions, FR)
Marc Bertrand and Julie Roy (National Film Board of Canada, CA)
GENRE: VR multi-user installation
LENGHT: 30min experience + 10min. on-boarding and off-boarding
TECHNIQUE: Hand painted 2D and 3D Animation
VR FORMAT: 4 participants in VR headsets + video projection / Interactive free rooming multi-user, 6DoF / Oculus 1 and 2
COUNTRY: Denmark, Canada and France
ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: English/French/Danish
The Danish Film Institute, The West Danish Film Fund, the CNC (Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée), Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Charente county council (as part of Pôle Image Magelis), and The Center for Animation, Visualization and Digital Storytelling at The Animation Workshop/VIA University College and The Danish Arts Foundation.
This unique animated interactive work is a bridge between the digital, performing arts, visual arts, and the latest innovative technology. At its core is the connection between spectator, witness, and accomplice. You are invited into a series of stories and rooms. As part of a shared experience, you will question your own accountability and the role of the individual within the collective.
The concept of home is the key – you are home, but it is not your home. The notion of returning home to the forced intimacy of a hybrid space which is both public and domestic at once, allows us to transcend the narrative and character driven dramaturgy. We Are at Home is a playful and captivating multi-user installation focused on technology-mediated social interactions: VR frees us to experiment with form, space, and immersive environments, where the layered dramaturgy, physicality, and interactivity suggest an internal language of storytelling. Visually, and story-wise, the participant’s journey is affected because they are a part of a group – the experience peaks with a call for action: no longer theatrical or observational, it becomes a moral question of who will take action, who will follow, and who will resist.
And that changes everything.
We are at Home is a co-production between Late Love Production, Floréal Films, Miyu Productions and the National Film Board of Canada.