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Kaleidoscope Virtual Reality Showcase - Tokyo

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THE KALEIDOSCOPE WORLD TOUR

Produced in association with WIRED and Powered by Wevr Transport, the 2016 Kaleidoscope World Tour is a traveling showcase of the best in cinematic virtual reality & immersive experiences. Visiting 10 cities around the world, Kaleidoscope brings together innovators for an evening of virtual reality demos and discussions.

The Independent Spirit.

Kaleidoscope produces projects with independent artists who explore virtual reality as form of artistic expression, and we feel it's important to celebrate the results of that process as well. Our curated selection of immersive experiences is intended to start conversations about what distinguishes virtual reality from other mediums, and provide exposure for the creators.

Kaleidoscope is a Global Virtual Reality Showcase.

Virtual Reality isn't simply a film or a game displayed in a headset--it's a new medium for audiovisual media that has its own language and form of expression. Kaleidoscope is traveling across 10 cities and 9 countries in 43 days to share virtual reality content developed by independent creators. Artists of every discipline and curious individuals from every culture are invited to attend our mind-altering showcase of some of the most unique experiences on the planet.


Join us in Tokyo, April 6th.

Come over to Star Rise Tower for a peek into this exciting new frontier. Let your curiosity guide you, and RSVP above.

Kaleidoscope Tokyo - April 6th

Event Schedule

• 6:00pm to 7:00pm: The event is open only for VIP ticket holders.
• 7:00pm to 10:00pm: The event is open for general admission ticket holders.
• 8:30pm to 9:00pm: G-Technology invites a panel of VR Creators to discuss their work.

NOTE: For legal reasons no one under 13 will be admitted.

The Lineup...

The festival lineup includes a diverse selection of over 30 innovative and thought-provoking experiences, including a World Premiere from a master stop-motion animator, the World Premiere of a psychedelic dance party, and soulful narratives that could not be represented better by another medium. Please read more about these amazing artists below our sponsors.

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SHOWCASE COMPETITION

JET LAG

DIR. PIERRE FRIQUET IN & FR  |  9 Mins  |  360 VR Video  |  World Premiere

Director Pierre Friquet - Jet Lag

DIR. PIERRE FRIQUET
IN & FR | 9 Mins | 360 VR Video | World Premiere

Separated by continents two women express their love in the absence of each other through dance.

LA PÉRI: A PRELUDE

DIR. BALTHAZAR AUXIETRE FR  |  5 Min  |  Interactive Experience  |  World Premiere

Director Balthazar Auxietre - La Peri

DIR. BALTHAZAR AUXIETRE
FR | 5 Min | Interactive Experience | World Premiere

Inspired by Walt Disney’s Fantasia, La Péri is a visually stunning pas de deux between two dancers -- one played by you!

MAD GOD

DIR. PHIL TIPPETT US  |  2 Mins  |  360 VR Video  |  World Premiere

Director Phil Tippett - Mad God

DIR. PHIL TIPPETT
US | 2 Mins | 360 VR Video | World Premiere

A stop-motion animation of delightfully grotesque characters, straight from the wonderfully twisted mind of Academy Award Winning director Phil Tippett.

THE MARCHLAND

DIR. DANIËL ERNST US  |  4 Min  |  Interactive Experience  |  International Premiere

Director Daniel Ernst - Marchland

DIR. DANIËL ERNST
US | 4 Min | Interactive Experience | International Premiere

The Marchland is the third installment in Dutch artist Daniël Ernst’s ongoing Diorama series. Spectres of cars only visible by drops of rain drive through the toll barrier. Are these apparitions, or has the viewer become a ghost?

NOTES ON BLINDNESS

DIR. COLINART, BURTHE, MIDDLETON, & SPINNEY FR & UK  |  15 Mins  |  Interactive Experience  |  International Premiere

Director Arnaud Colinart - Notes on Blindness

DIR. COLINART, BURTHE, MIDDLETON, & SPINNEY
FR & UK | 15 Mins | Interactive Experience | International Premiere

An interactive experience, which uses real time 3D, virtual reality, and binaural sound to explore the interior world of blindness.

OLD FRIEND

DIR. TYLER HURD  US  |  4 Mins  |  Real-Time Animation  |  International Premiere

Director Tyler Hurd - Old Friend

DIR. TYLER HURD
US | 4 Mins | Real-Time Animation | International Premiere
Lose yourself in a vibrant psychedelic dance party brimming with joyful insanity. Produced by Wevr.

TANA PURA

US |  3 Min  |  Real-Time Animation  |  International Premiere

Director Mike Tucker - Tana Pura

DIR. MIKE TUCKER
US | 3 Min | Real-Time Animation | International Premiere

Tana Pura is an audio-visual experience set to a musical composition by Jonny Greenwood.

OFFICIAL SELECTION

BLOCKED IN DIR. DANIËL ERNST NL  |  4 Mins  |  Interactive Experience

Director Daniel Ernst - Blocked In

DIR. DANIËL ERNST
NL | 4 Mins | Interactive Experience

Blocked In is the first diorama released by Dutch artist Daniël Ernst, in which the familiarity of a quiet room is juxtaposed by the surreal sight of Tetris blocks falling outside the window.

BRIGHT SHADOWS

DIR. MICHAEL CATALANO US  |  11 Mins  |  Pre-Rendered 180 Animation  |  International Premiere

Director Michael Catalano - Bright Shadows

DIR. MICHAEL CATALANO
US | 11 Mins | Pre-Rendered 180 Animation | International Premiere

Bright Shadows is an 11 minute animation of dynamic, colorful abstractions choreographed to instrumental music.

BUTTS

US  |  2:07 Mins  |  Real-Time Animation

Director Tyler Hurd - Butts

DIR. TYLER HURD
US | 2:07 Mins | Real-Time Animation

Widely credited as the first animated cartoon for virtual reality, BUTTS is a story about anxiety, depression, and lots and lots of jiggling posteriors.

CLOUDS

DIR. JAMES GEORGE & JONATHAN MINARD US  |  15 Min  |  Interactive Experience

Directors Jonathan Minard and James George - Clouds

DIR. JAMES GEORGE & JONATHAN MINARD
US | 15 Min | Interactive Experience

CLOUDS is an interactive documentary portrait of a community of digital pioneers, explored through the lens of code.

COLOSSE

International  |  4:40 Mins  |  Real-Time Animation

PRODUCED BY JOSEPH CHEN
International | 4:40 Mins | Real-Time Animation

The story of the long lost Great Spirits known as the COLOSSE explores themes of fear, power, and respect.

THE CROSSING

US  |  3 Min  |  360 VR Video

Director Tyson Sadler - The Crossing

DIR. TYSON SADLER
US | 3 Min | 360 VR Video

RYOT and The Huffington Post present "The Crossing," a virtual reality film and immersive reporting series hosted by Susan Sarandon, which chronicles the refugee crisis as it unfolds in Greece.

FUTURE OF VR

DE  |  6 Min  |  Interactive Experience

Director Philipp Wenning - Future of VR

DIR. PHILIPP WENNING
DE | 6 Min | Interactive Experience

Meet the real pioneers of virtual reality -- creators who have been working in the field of VR for more than two decades.

DER GROSSE GOTTLIEB

Netherlands  |  3 Mins  |  Real-Time Experience

Director Daniel Ernst - Der Grosse Gottlieb

DIR. DANIËL ERNST
Netherlands | 3 Mins | Real-Time Experience

DER GROSSE GOTTLIEB, the greatest acrobat of his generation, has built a tower of chairs high enough to knock on heaven’s door and visit the stars!

HARD WORLD FOR SMALL THINGS

DIR. JANICZA BRAVO US  |  5 Min  |  360 VR Video

Director Janicza Bravo - Clouds

DIR. JANICZA BRAVO
US | 5 Min | 360 VR Video

This remarkable live-action VR experience transports you to a day in the life of a tight-knit community in South Central Los Angeles.

I AM YOUDIR. ELLI RAYNAI Canada  |  12 Mins  |  360 VR Video

Director Elli Raynai - I Am You

DIR. ELLI RAYNAI
Canada | 12 Mins | 360 VR Video

Follow a young couple who discover a new crowd-funded app that allows them to swap consciousnesses and feel what it's like to be in each other's body.

IRRATIONAL EXUBERANCEDIR. BEN VANCE US  |  5 Min  |  Interactive Experience

Director Ben Vance - Irrational Exuberance

DIR. BEN VANCE
US | 5 Min | Interactive Experience

This breathtaking, animated cosmic environment inspires an intimate connection to the possibilities and wonders of space, where mysterious phenomena, hidden beauty, and the infinite await.

IN THE EYES OF THE ANIMAL

CREATED BY MARSHMALLOW LASER FEAST UK  |  9 Min  |  Real-Time Animation

Creators Marshmallow Laser Feast - In the Eyes of the Animal

CREATED BY MARSHMALLOW LASER FEAST
UK | 9 Min | Real-Time Animation

A 360-degree generative virtual reality film experience, this work is an artistic interpretation of the sensory perspectives of three species natural to British woods.

LoVR

UK  |  5:20 Mins  |  Pre-Rendered 360 Animation

Director Aaron Bradbury - LoVR

DIR. AARON BRADBURY
UK | 5:20 Mins | Pre-Rendered 360 Animation

More than 100000 chemical reactions happen in your brain every second. So what about the moment you saw the girl of your dreams, and she saw you?

LUCID TRIPS

DE  |  12 Min  |  Interactive Experience

Director Sara Lisa Vogl - Lucid Trips

DIR. SARA LISA VOGL & NICO UTHE
DE | 12 Min | Interactive Experience

Walk, jump, climb, swim and and even fly as a bodiless consciousness in a constantly expanding universe of dreams.

REMINDER DIR. MATE STEINFORTH DE  |  3 Mins  |  Real-Time Animation  |  World Premiere

Director Mate Steinforth - Reminder

DIR. MATE STEINFORTH
DE | 3 Mins | Real-Time Animation | World Premiere

An interactive VR music video for Reminder — the new single from upcoming album MODERAT III.

THE NIGHT CAFE US  |  3 Mins  |  Real-Time Experience

Director Mac Cauley - The Night Cafe

DIR. MAC CAULEY
US | 3 Mins | Real-Time Experience

The Night Cafe is an immersive VR environment that allows you to explore Vincent van Gogh's famous painting as you've never seen it before.

REAL

DIR. CONNOR HAIR US  |  13 Min  |  360 VR Video  |  World Premiere

Director Connor Hair - Real

DIR. CONNOR HAIR
US | 13 Min | 360 VR Video | World Premiere

Consumed by Virtual Reality addiction, a woman clings to the digitally reconstructed memory of her dead husband. As the lines of reality blur, she begins to question which world is real.

REFRAME IRAN DIR. JOÃO INADA US  |  6 Min  |  360 VR Video  |  World Premiere

Director Joao Inadare - Reframe Iran

DIR. JOÃO INADA
US | 6 Min | 360 VR Video | World Premiere

Reframe Iran is a virtual reality experience taking place in eight Iranian artist studios throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe.

SURGE

Netherlands  |  3:34 Mins  |  Real-Time Animation

Director Arjan Van Meerten - Surge

DIR. ARJAN VAN MEERTEN
Netherlands | 3:34 Mins |
Real-Time Animation
An abstract meditation on the evolutionary process and its relentless march towards complexity.

WAVES

DIR. BENJAMIN DICKINSON US  |  10 Min  |  360 VR Video

Director Benjamin Dickinson - Waves

DIR. BENJAMIN DICKINSON
US | 10 Min | 360 VR Video

Burning with originality, intelligence, and a deft use of the medium, Reggie Watts weaves a virtual reality story that is a dream-within-a-dream meta-ride down the rabbit hole, where the only constants seem to be his philosophical musings, comedic insights, and musical genius.

WITNESS 360

UK  |  13 Mins  |  Live-Action 360 Video

Director Darren Emerson - Witness 360

DIR. DARREN EMERSON
UK | 13 Mins | Live-Action 360 Video
Combining personal testimony, reconstruction, and abstract imagery, journey into the heart of one survivor’s extraordinary story.

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

theBLU ENCOUNTER US  |  3 Min  |  Real Time Animation

Director Jake Rowell - theBLU Encounter

DIR. JAKE ROWELL
US | 3 Min | Real Time Animation

This animated experience lets you encounter an 80-foot blue whale while enjoying the awe, wonder, and majesty of underwater habitats.

EDGE OF SPACE

US  |  11 Min  |  360 VR Video

Director Thomas Wallner - Edge of Space

DIR. THOMAS WALLNER
US | 11 Min | 360 VR Video

Directed by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Thomas Wallner, Edge of Space is virtual reality documentary about the launch of one of the largest stratospheric balloons.

INVASION!

DIR. ERIC DARNELL US  |  2 Mins  |  Real Time Animation

Director Eric Darnell - Invasion

DIR. ERIC DARNELL
US | 2 Mins | Real Time Animation

Advanced aliens arrive on Earth to claim it as their own... & destroy anything that tries to stop them!

ROSE AND I

US  |  5 Min  |  Real Time Animation

Director Eugene Chung - Rose and I

DIR. EUGENE CHUNG
US | 5 Min | Real Time Animation

An immersive, animated VR film about loneliness, friendship, love, and loss.

TILT BRUSH BY GOOGLE

Tilt Brush

ORIGINALLY CREATED by SKILLMAN & HACKETT
US | 5 Mins | Interactive Experience

Tilt Brush lets you paint in 3D space with virtual reality. Your room is your canvas. Your palette is your imagination. The possibilities are endless.

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Event Timeline
Wed Apr 6, 2016
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM JST
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Venue
Star Rise Tower
Tickets
Standard ¥2,846
VIP (6pm entry and skip lines) ¥11,387
Venue Address
4-4-7 Shibakoen Minato, Tokyo 105-0011 Japan
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Kaleidoscope Virtual Reality Showcase - Japan
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