Guy Maddin will launch a new work – Deadline
The BFI London Film Festival will present Canadian filmmaker Guy Maddin’s latest project as part of LFF Expanded, the festival’s immersive art and extended realities strand, which runs from October 5-16, 2022.
Curated by BFI Immersive Art and XR Curator Ulrich Schrauth, this year’s expanded LFF lineup features 20 projects from 17 countries around the world, all of which feature artists working in emerging technologies, such as reality. interactive virtual, screen installations, reality, mixed reality, immersive audio experience and live performances.
The line-up includes the world premiere of Guy Maddin’s latest work Haunted Hotel: A Melodrama in augmented reality. Presented at BFI Southbank, this evocative and immersive exhibition transports audiences to a surreal paper world, created from an eclectic selection of clippings from Maddin’s personal archive, set to a complex soundscape by celebrated composer Magnus Fiennes. The project was commissioned by the LFF and will be on display at the BFI Southbank until October 30, 2022. It will be accompanied by special screenings of three other works by Maddin at the end of October.
“We are delighted to have worked with legendary filmmaker Guy Maddin to present our first commission from the BFI London Film Festival – haunted hotel – a new augmented reality work that invites audiences to explore a vibrant tableau of desire, deception and death,” Schrauth said.
The festival will also host the world premiere of the fully immersive version of Intravenous, a collaboration between immersive film studio DARKFIELD, Canadian filmmaker Brenda Longfellow and the Crackdown podcast. Located inside a shipping container in Theater Square across from the National Theater, Intravenous uses 360-degree binaural sound to immerse listeners in the heart of the overdose crisis in Vancouver, Canada, giving voice to those most affected by it: users and frontline workers.
This year marks LFF Expanded’s third year at the BFI London Film Festival. The program will be presented in partnership with the National Theater at several venues in London’s South Bank, including the famous 26 Leake Street.
A dedicated award for immersive art and XR will also be announced at a special virtual LFF awards ceremony on Sunday, October 16 on BFI YouTube and the festival’s social media channels.
Check out the full range below:
LFF EXPANDED 2022 IMMERSIVE ART AND XR PROGRAM:
ANY UNSAVED PROGRESS WILL BE LOST, Main artist: Melanie Courtinat
LUDENS DEVICEMain artist: Untold Garden
A POWERFUL MASS EMERGESMain artist: Wu Tsang
LIKE MINE EXACTLYmain artist: Charlie Shackleton
THE CHOICEMain artist: Joanne Popinska
BLACK MOVEMENT LIBRARY – MOVEMENT PORTRAITSmain artist: LaJune McMillian
DIGITAL MOVEMENTSMain artists: Helge Letonja, Marcel Karnapke, Björn Lengers, Anke Euler
FRAMERATE: EARTH PULSEMain artists: Matthew Shaw, William Trossell, ScanLAB Projects
HOTEL HAUNTÉ – AN AUGMENTED REALITY MELODRAMAMain artist: Guy Maddin
THE INFINITE LIBRARYmain artist: Mika Johnson
SEARCHING FOR REPETITIVE BEATSMain artist: Darren Emerson
INTRAVENOUSMain artists: Darkfield, Crackdown, Brenda Longfellow
THE LAST TIME I SAW SNOW, Main artists: Isobel Mascarenhas-Whitman, Alex Tennyson
CONTACT LINEMain artist: Dani Ploegez
MONOLITHSMain artists: Lucy Hammond, Hannah Davies, Asma Elbadawi, Carmen Marcus
MISSING IMAGES EP. 3: CATHERINE HARDWICKE: THE MONKEY WRENCH GANGLead Artists: Clement Deneux
THE MORNING YOU WAKE UP (TO THE END OF THE WORLD)Main artists: Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio, Mike Brett, Steve Jamison, Arnaud Colinart, Pierre Zandrowicz
PAN + TILTPrincipal artists Ruth Gibson, Bruno Martelli
PLANET CITYMain artists: Liam Young, Kayvan Boudai, Eilliot Ordower, James Clar
WALZERMain artists: Frieda Gustavs, Leo Erken