Lily Baldwin

NOWNESS

Release

NOWNESS

10.24.2017

TWO LOVERS DANCING THROUGH TIME :: A VR EXPERIENCE TRANSFORMS INTO A FLATTIE FILM

Premiere on NOWNESS
Fitting 360 degrees of immersion into a box looks looks likes this, in collaboration with editor Sara Sowell.

"My intentions around this exploration have been to find a new language for 360 immersive experiences inside the flattie realm, that reincarnates multiple perspectives and explores simultaneous time (a conceptual touchstone in 360). This is not about re-telling the same story as it were in VR, but about bringing the footage to life in a new way. The intentions are to inspire the same kinetic "feeling" in the viewer that's felt in the headset — but within a flat box. Me and my flattie collaborator Sara Sowell re-shot the 360 footage through unconventional and inverted POVS and use these alongside stop motion and other experimental editing techniques to inhabit "an emotional trajectory" instead of a conventional linear story. THROUGH YOU is a visceral poem to experience, that challenges you to feel intimacy and loss through the arc of time. It puts you, the viewer, in the role of lover and then memory, next to a younger woman growing older. This experience follows the journey of her setting herself free. We ask you to experience this story without words, told through dancing bodies." — Lily Baldwin