Local Sightings 2019 - Expansive Lands (VR, 360, Interactive Shorts Program)

Sat Sep 21: 11.00am-6.00pm
Sun Sep 22: 11.00am-6.00pm

* $5-$15 Sliding Scale for all four experiences! We are providing these viewings at low cost, with the understanding that emerging technologies can be inaccessible for many communities to experience. If it is within your capacity to contribute more, your kindess will be greatly appreciated.

Your wristband is from 11:00am to 6:00pm on September 21 or 22!


Engage with emerging VR, 360, and immersive technologies throughout Opening Weekend of Local Sightings 2019!

* Sponsored by Immersive Square, which aims to bring engaging VR, AR and Mixed Reality immersion to the general public in innovative ways and to provide support to artists and curators to operate, promote and monetize their VR-focused events. Curated in collaboration with North Bend Film Festival! *

Equipment provided by Immersive Square and Seattle’s Office of Film & Music.

Unceded Territories

(Paisley Smith, Vancouver, BC, 2019, 6 min)

* Co-presented with and curated by North Bend Film Festival !*

Create and govern a colorful world inspired by the surrealist work of First Nations artist Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun! Soundtracked by A Tribe Called Red, Unceded Territories is a room-scale interactive piece that serves as a dream-like and disarming experience which reflects on colonialism, climate change and indigenous civil rights.

Lantern Ensemble

(Jude Dai, Seattle, WA, 6 min)

* Sponsored by Immersive Square! *

Lantern Ensemble is an interactive and collective art experience that provides the users with a realistic calligraphy art creation process on rice paper lanterns in virtual reality (VR). When the users complete their lantern art, they can release the painted lantern in a virtual lake, the lantern will drift away, joining the lanterns of other users. The experience expands from there as users enjoy lantern art by others.

Through Darcelle's Eyes

(Brad Gill and Rachel Bracker, Portland, OR, 20 min)

Be lured and allured by one of America’s most cherished performers, the one and only Darcelle XV: the oldest living and performing drag queen in the West Coast’s longest-running drag show! At 87-years-old, she has no signs of slowing down, so come see the world through her colorful eyes.

Joywave - "Destruction" Music Video

(Nicholas Van Buren, Seattle, WA, 3 min)

* Co-presented with and curated by North Bend Film Festival !*

Lose yourself in sensory overload, as this 360-degree music video for the Seattle band Joywave traps you in a wheel of sound and projected imagery.

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Local Sightings Film Festival

Presented by Seattle’s Northwest Film Forum, the 22nd Annual Local Sightings Film Festival (September 20-29, 2019) showcases the growing complexity of creative communities in the Pacific Northwest. Its 2019 edition features a competitive selection of curated shorts and feature film programs, inviting regional artists to experiment, break, and remake popular conceptions around filmmaking and film exhibition.

Programmed closely with community partners as curators, the festival uplifts new talent, provides educational opportunities for youth and adults, supports the regional film industry, and promotes diverse media as a critical tool for public engagement.

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1515 12th Ave,

Seattle, WA 98122

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