The (Un)real World
Experience colourful new worlds with this special VR display.
Saturday 3 August, 12:00-19:00
Foyer, BFI Southbank
During our No Direct Flight season, view artworks that highlight future innovation in VR, establishing a network for creation and new forms of communication. Experiences will include Ng’endo Mukii’s Nairobi Berries (2017), which is Kenya’s first 360° virtual-reality film incorporating animation and live-action.
Let This Be A Warning by Jim Chuchu
A group of Africans have left the Earth to create a colony on a distant planet. They respond with disquiet to the arrival of an uninvited guest.
Nairobi Berries by Ng’endo Mukii
In the empty spaces we cannot claim as our own, in forests full of smoke and beneath waters dappled with bougainvillea, two women and a man wrangle. Each must hollow out the other's core for fruits promised but only ever borne, in dreams. For this is Nairobi, the place we call home.
Atomu by Shariffa Ali and Yetunde Dada / Atlas V
Atomu places the viewer at the cyclical center of a Kikuyu tribal myth. Circle the Mugumo tree seven times and transform from masculine to feminine or feminine to masculine; and live in your new identity forever. This is the ritual of the Kikuyu ancestors that no contemporary person has experienced until now.
Entrance is free, no booking required.