Museum of Modern Arts Using Virtual Reality
The Museum of Modern Arts is now getting into virtual reality through an exhibition titled, Slithering Screen. It’s a five day series that will show viewers original films that debuted throughout the past 10 years at Sundance Film Festival’s New Frontier art program innovations that include virtual reality.
Slithering Screens is being shown from April 25th through April 29th. Rajendra Roy is the The Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of Film, MoMA. She said, “New Frontier at the Sundance Film Festival has become a white-hot center of innovation for global image-makers. By really diving in and excavating what the Festival has done in this particular strain over the past decade is something that I think New Yorkers will be very interested in seeing.”
This is the third partnership between MoMA and Sundance Film Festival and it’s also celebrating the 10th anniversary for the New Frontier program.
Slithering Screens was created by Shari Frilot, the Roy and New Frontier Chief Curator and it started being developed in January 2015.
Frilot said, “To bring New Frontier work that premiered (in Utah) but hasn’t received a lot of exposure here in New York sounded like a great opportunity. Taking this work to the MoMA—an established institution that, as (Roy) put it would “hack the cinema space”—really intrigued me.”
Lynette Wallworth is an Australian artist who created a 15-minute VR experience called Collisions. Roy said, “These experiences will allow New Yorkers the chance to really wrap their heads around these works that hack the cinema space. It will also give people who don’t get out to Park City a fuller picture of what the Sundance Institute has been able to bring to film culture.”
The New Frontier 10th anniversary exhibition will be shown in June in Minneapolis at the Walker Art Center as well.