New Frontier Expands, NEXTFEST 2016 Covers Los Angeles

The Sundance Institute has recently added new virtual reality projects to the Jaunt VR Residency Program.

Daniel Arsham, Yung Jake, and Lily Baldwin & Saschka Unseld are set to showcase their work in a six-month program designed to aid artists with breakthrough technology, virtual reality and immersive storytelling.


The program will provide artists with new ways of delivering narrative through cinematic virtual reality and will have the opportunity to receive a grant to make their virtual reality short films.

The Sundance Institute noted:

Daniel Arsham
Artist Daniel Arsham enters the residency program with his project, Chilled Soba, which transports viewers in more ways than one. With themes pertaining to time travel and natural disaster, a trip to the iconic Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo is only just the beginning.

Yung Jake
Master of many digital forms, artist and rapper, Yung Jake, brings his unique mind-bending aesthetic to the virtual realm in LOOK 2, an experimental music video meets rap meets virtual reality with the internet’s favorite artist.

Lily Baldwin & Saschka Unseld
Filmmaker and dancer Lily Baldwin joins forces with director and writer Saschka Unseld to bring audiences Through You, a love story over a lifetime in virtuality. The project, which explores topics ranging from love and rage to passion and mortality, spans nearly two decades, from the early 1970s to the late 1980s.

The Jaunt VR App, including all content released to date, is available on iOS, Android, Gear VR, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Desktop 360.

In addition, the Sundance Institute recently celebrated their NEXTFEST annual event in downtown Los Angeles. Watch over the recap, and explore more on the festival’s main website.

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