GYMNASIA

(Chris Lavis)

Step into the stillness of an abandoned school and enter GYMNASIA, a place where the ghostly ephemera of a lost childhood await you. Recall the particular sights and sounds of a child’s world through the echoes of ball games, school lessons and choir recitals. GYMNASIA reanimates the memories of those forgotten days.

GYMNASIA is a startling and dynamic exploration of memory—the first cinematic VR project to flawlessly blend 3D 360-degree video, stop-motion and CGI. It pushes the art of puppet animation by forcing the viewer to actually be present, in scale, with a puppet. Dark and weirdly wonderful, this mind-bending six-minute VR journey induces the uncanny anxiety that occurs when the line between what’s real and unreal is blurred beyond belief.

Featuring strong thematic connections to the work and philosophy of the revolutionary Polish theatre director Tadeusz Kantor, GYMNASIA is the result of a powerful, premiere collaboration between three renowned innovators in the world of film: Academy Award®-nominated Clyde Henry Productions, one of the world’s preeminent stop-motion animation studios; Emmy® Award-winning Felix & Paul Studios, whose pioneering approach to

immersive experiences is directly shaping the new art of XR storytelling; and the National Film Board of Canada, whose 7,000-plus films to date have won 12 Oscars® (with 75 nominations), more than 100 Genies and an Emmy. The project’s rich soundscape is the work of renowned musician Patrick Watson.

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Government of Canada.

About Felix & Paul Studios

Felix & Paul Studios is an EMMY® Award-winning immersive entertainment studio, creating virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality experiences of the highest quality. The studio combines technological innovation with a unique, pioneering and in-depth approach to the new art of XR storytelling.

Felix & Paul Studios is the world’s only full spectrum immersive entertainment studio, showcasing end-to-end creative capabilities, technological know-how and proprietary tools all within one company. The studio’s platform includes best-in-class spherical 3D camera systems, production/post-production software and processes, as well as spatial audio capture, design and processing through its Headspace Studio division.

Headquartered in Montreal, Canada with offices in Los Angeles, CA, Felix & Paul Studios has a highly experienced team of over 60 immersive media specialists and is backed by leading venture capital funds and institutional investors.




Friday, August 23, 2019

Rachel Maclean / Tales of Disunion

12:00 AM 12:00 AM Rachel Maclean / Tales of Disunion Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Bauhaus and Photography. On a New Vision in Contemporary Art

12:00 AM 12:00 AM Bauhaus and Photography. On a New Vision in Contemporary Art Kunsthalle Darmstadt

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Out Stealing Horses

8:30 PM - 12:00 AM Out Stealing Horses Cinema

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Talk: Opinions and Leads: Creativity versus money, or just good old friends?

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Talk: Opinions and Leads: Creativity versus money, or just good old friends? Frankfurt Book Fair

Talk: Creativity in chains. The dictatorship of the financiers, public supporters, studios and the crowd.

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM Talk: Creativity in chains. The dictatorship of the financiers, public supporters, studios and the crowd. Frankfurt Book Fair

Talk: New Formats: How will the process of creativity change in the future?

1:45 PM - 2:30 PM Talk: New Formats: How will the process of creativity change in the future? Frankfurt Book Fair

Talk: New Stories: The future of storytelling in all media fields

2:45 PM - 3:30 PM Talk: New Stories: The future of storytelling in all media fields Frankfurt Book Fair

Think Tank: Hard facts. Guided Think Tank Format with output

3:45 PM - 4:30 PM Think Tank: Hard facts. Guided Think Tank Format with output Frankfurt Book Fair

Glossary of Broken Dreams

4:00 PM Glossary of Broken Dreams Cinema

Lecture: Oh! On Real Fictions and Fictional Realities

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Lecture: Oh! On Real Fictions and Fictional Realities Frankfurt Book Fair

Hurry Slowly

6:00 PM Hurry Slowly Cinema

My Little One

9:00 PM My Little One Cinema

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Talk: Opinions and leads: Interdisciplinary collaborations are the future!

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Talk: Opinions and leads: Interdisciplinary collaborations are the future! Frankfurt Book Fair

Talk: We all learn from each other!

10:40 AM - 11:20 AM Talk: We all learn from each other! Frankfurt Book Fair

Think Tank: Hard facts about interdisciplinary collaborations

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Think Tank: Hard facts about interdisciplinary collaborations Frankfurt Book Fair

World premiere! Book presentation: B3 welcomes MIT and its 50 years of arts, science and technology

1:15 PM - 2:00 PM World premiere! Book presentation: B3 welcomes MIT and its 50 years of arts, science and technology Frankfurt Book Fair

Talk: Content can be transformed into any kind of format!

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM Talk: Content can be transformed into any kind of format! Frankfurt Book Fair

Lecture: In the Cave. On Reality and Power

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Lecture: In the Cave. On Reality and Power Frankfurt Book Fair

Harajuku

4:00 PM Harajuku Cinema

THE GAMES QUARTETT

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM THE GAMES QUARTETT Frankfurt Book Fair

Tito

6:00 PM Tito Cinema

Bauhaus Women - Film screening and talk with filmmaker Nico Weber and historian Anja Baumhoff

7:30 PM Bauhaus Women - Film screening and talk with filmmaker Nico Weber and historian Anja Baumhoff Kunsthalle Darmstadt

GHOST TOWN ANTHOLOGY

8:30 PM GHOST TOWN ANTHOLOGY Cinema

Friday, October 18, 2019

ADAM

4:00 PM ADAM Cinema

God of the Piano

6:00 PM God of the Piano Cinema

Saturday, October 19, 2019

B3 short films

2:00 PM B3 short films Cinema

Talk: I am an actress. I am an actor. I am known, creative and cool! Between cliche and reality.

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM Talk: I am an actress. I am an actor. I am known, creative and cool! Between cliche and reality. Frankfurt Book Fair

The Wall of Mexico

4:00 PM The Wall of Mexico Cinema

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Norway’s best series in one afternoon

2:00 PM Norway’s best series in one afternoon Cinema

Blind Spot

8:30 PM Blind Spot Cinema

Friday, November 8, 2019

Metropolis with live music by Trioglyzerin

7:00 PM Metropolis with live music by Trioglyzerin Murnau Film Theatre in Wiesbaden

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Illusion Nature. Digital Worlds

12:00 AM 12:00 AM Illusion Nature. Digital Worlds Museum Sinclair-Haus

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Art - digital?!

7:00 PM Art - digital?! Museum Sinclair-Haus

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Der letzte Mann with live music by Gramm Art Project

7:30 PM Der letzte Mann with live music by Gramm Art Project Murnau Film Theatre in Wiesbaden