Friday Oct 14 - Sunday Oct 16 | 4 - 9pm
Ace Hotel : 600 Carondelet St. NOLA
Directed by Lynette Wallworth
The inaugural Virtual Reality film from the Sundance Institute New Frontier, COLLISIONS, is a virtual reality journey to the homeland of indigenous elder Nyarri Morgan and the Martu tribe in the remote Western Australian Pilbara desert. The Martu lived largely untouched by Western culture until the 1960’s.
Nyarri's first contact with western culture came in the 1950's via a dramatic collision between his traditional world view and the cutting edge of Western science and technology when he witnessed
firsthand and with no context, an atomic test. Nyarri offers us a view to what he saw and, reflecting on this extraordinary event, shares his perspective on the Martu way to care for the planet. COLLISIONS focuses on the needs of future generations as we dive head‐long into the fourth industrial revolution.
Through the use of the world’s most immersive technology in
combination with Wallworth’s world‐class storytelling, the audience of Collisions is invited to experience an alternative
understanding of long‐term decision making via one of the world’s oldest cultures. It highlights our inability to imagine the possible unintended consequences of our actions —provoking thought around the
environment and the sustainable use of the world’s resources with a view to the generations to come.
Collisions is a story we urgently need to hear as we struggle to develop a meaningful response to the human‐induced climate change of our shared planet.
About the Artist:
Lynette Wallworth is an Australian artist whose practice spans video installation, photography, and short film. Her work has been exhibited at the Melbourne Film Festival and Sundance Film Festival, and she has had solo exhibitions in France, Austria, UK, Australia, and the U.S.