Presentation and Networking Event ‘Exploring New Horizons’
Have you ever wondered, what it feels like to be a plant or an animal? And what about being in the body of another gender? This year, Frankfurter Buchmesse is again a partner of the S+T+ARTS Prize and is hosting the S+T+ARTS Day. The S+T+ARTS Community Event “Exploring New Horizons” will present four innovative projects of the B3 Festival of the Moving Image and S+T+ARTS Prize, followed by a networking reception in cooperation with Inova+, a partner of S+T+ARTS Prize. Afterwards, all participants and book fair visitors are invited to take a closer look and try out the VR projects “BODY OF MINE VR” and “Symbiosis”, as well as the video game “Hineini” and „The Tides Within Us“ at the stand of the event partner B3 Festival of the Moving Image (hall 4.1, stand H19). The S+T+ARTS Prize has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.
The projects: The virtual reality experience Symbiosis from the Dutch collective Polymorf is a unique experience for all the senses. Wearing a specially designed suit full of sensors, you temporarily escape the limitations of the human body. \"BODY OF MINE VR\" places you into the body of another gender for an exploration of gender dysphoria and trans identity. The Tides Within Us is a series of interactive screens that allow the audience to explore the human ecosystem. Hineini is an online game with the main character of Levi, a young Jewish boy discovering that he is gay and exploring the intersectional space between his religious culture and his sexuality.
host, writer, director, curator and coach
Co-founder and Director , Marshmallow Laser Feast
director, filmmaker, and XR pioneer
Anna Katharina Gerson (nee Werdnik)
Head of Programming and Cooperation, B3 Festival of the Moving Image