The Lido is only a short trip on the vaporetto away from the exhibition of the most innovative new virtual reality productions that is part of the Venice Film Festival.
The Lido is a convenient one-minute vaporetto ride away from Venice Immersive, which is a presentation at the Venice Film Festival of the best in new virtual reality creations. Venice Immersive is held during the Venice Film Festival.
The boatman refers to the voyage as “a journey to Alcatraz,” but in reality, the Old Lazaretto Island rises majestically from the Lagoon. In the 15th century, the Old Lazaretto Island served as a place of quarantine for those who were suffering from infectious diseases or were suspected of suffering from infectious diseases. As soon as you step off the boat, you are transported to another world, or more accurately, worlds. the virtual reality’s alternate universes and extensive extensions of existing ones.
The on-display art exhibits and virtual reality technology are separated into distinct sections by exposed brick walls, spacious passageways, and white curtains. The video art that is currently on show has been given an atmosphere that is both medieval and slightly industrial, which serves to enclose it while also giving an interesting visual contrast to the pixelation of the digital medium.
The Biennale is putting its money on the future with the Venice Immersive exhibition. The worlds of film, video games, and visual art are all having their destinies molded right here at the Old Lazaretto. Immersive installations, such as Sen, created by Keisuke Itoh, which hosts three people in a virtual Japanese Tea ceremony, and pop culture video games, such as the delightful Wallace & Gromit in The Grand Getaway, in which the stop-motion characters created by the Aardman studio, with Peter Lord’s trademark claymation, embark on a new adventure of crazy puzzles and a lot of British humor, can be found alongside 360-degree cinema and visual experiences.
1978, a game created by Ana Ribeiro and her company Arvore Immersive Games, is a game that is both nostalgic and fast-paced. It is the clear star of the games side. It is a game about the creation of video games, and it makes frequent (but never in a casual way) references to Atari’s classic examples of arcade culture.
Then there is Chen Xiang VR, in which users experience an epic adventure as a Chinese goddess of the Underworld, and Aufwind, which tells the untold story of Charlotte Mohring and Melli Beese, the first female pilots in Germany in the 1910s, pioneers in a profession that was dominated by men, through a workstation that resembles an airplane cockpit. Both of these virtual reality experiences allow users to put themselves in the role of a goddess.
On the Venice Immersive tour, there is also the opportunity to read a book without actually reading it, thanks to the augmented reality (AR) adventure Jim Henson created called The Storyteller, The Seven Ravens. The animation comes to life when you wear special glasses and read a book with pages made of hardcover that are packed with QR codes. The book tells the story of a girl who is seeking for her seven brothers who were changed into ravens when they were toddlers.
VR Chat is an online video game that provides users with the opportunity to collaboratively explore virtual clubs and other places. This game provides a glimpse into the potential future of social media.
The opening of Venice Immersive took place on August 29, and the event will continue until the 80th Biennale’s closing ceremony on September 9.