Virtual reality seems to be picking up commercial and practical steam. With conferences, video games, music, roller coasters and many more already signing up for the fledgling technology, why not film? After the the New Museum’s breakout virtual reality display last year, more and more prestigious museums have begun joining the new media bandwagon, including the revered Museum of Modern Art.
MoMA has always been known as a pioneer of new forms of artistic expression, showcasing nascent mediums that have yet to find their grounding in the art world. And it doesn’t seem like the midtown museum is letting up any time soon, as they prepare to put out their first ever virtual reality exhibition. Entitled “Slithering Screens,” the Sundance Film Festival’s New Frontiers program has partnered up with MoMA to bring audiences 10 years worth of original cinematic works. Although live experiences, interactive documentaries and others will make up a great deal of the exhibition, it is the virtual reality films that are really stealing the show.
Check out the schedule below before heading on up to MoMA to catch the sensorial filmic experience from April 25-29.
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