Art in Residence #∞: EXPLORADORES EN SAN SIMÓN.

A Virtual Reality documentary in collaboration with the Sinsal Festival.

San Simón Island / “Somewhere in the North Atlantic”… 42°18′26″N 8°37′43″O
Generative art poster printed with Robot / Pen Plotter.
One of our Explorers using virtual reality in the 2015 edition.
Rande Bay from San Simón Island.
  • Rethinking live performance and recording.
  • Experiment in an open and different way with musicians.
  • Work with a multi-disciplinary team away from audiovisual conventions, merging with other cultures (such as video games).
  • Develop these challenges in a different and stimulating scenario such as an island, its nature and its cultural heritage.
  • Make these goals a reality with some of the best music groups on the national and international scene.
Computer Vision of Metahuman Character.
Anagliph 3D Frame by María Arnal i Marcel Bagés.

THE DOCUMENTARY.

The EXPLORADORES EN SAN SIMÓN team developed a Virtual Reality documentary that was filmed in collaboration with the Sinsal Festival, which organizes an incredible music festival every summer on the uninhabited island of San Simón (northwest of the Iberian Peninsula). The aim of this project was to explore the potential of immersive technology for storytelling and to develop a proof-of-concept prototype for Virtual Reality documentaries. It is an innovative new way for music festivals and bands to showcase their art form and share it with audiences around the world. This project combined hardware engineering with media design, film making and computer programming creating an all around multimedia experience. This documentary is a collection of virtual reality experiences by chapters based on editions of the Sinsal Festival. EXPLORADORES EN SAN SIMÓN is published in 6 chapters that will increase over time as a “work in progress”. EXPLORADORES EN SAN SIMÓN contains a series of 3d animations mixed with live concerts, also offering a wide range of immersive effects for the user such as Spatial Audio 3D or VFX format recorded in real time. The user will be immersed in a digital environment at different levels of interaction and engagement.

Side by Side 3D Frame by Nakhane Touré.

LIST OF CHAPTERS

  • Chapter 1: Michael & Rafa.
  • Chapter 2: Lina & Raúl.
  • Chapter 3: Malándromeda.
  • Chapter 4: Venopian Solitude.
  • Chapter 5: María Arnal i Marcel Bagés.
  • Chapter 6: Rodrigo Cuevas.
2D Trailer.

DEVELOPER OF VIRTUAL PRODUCTION, IMMERSIVE ARTIST & CREATIVE CODER.