Film, Special Event, Visual Arts Northern Territory/Australia/Solomon islands/Samoa/New Zealand/Canada



Take a trip to another world without leaving Festival Park through the wonders of virtual reality. Shifting Realities lets you see the world from a First Nations perspective or explore the devastating effects of climate change close-up. Choose from a range of experiences that will take you away from the everyday.

Storm Dog (Northern Territory)

A storm’s coming and a dog’s missing. Throw yourself into Darwin, 2050 in Darwin-based artist Caro Macdonald’s Storm Dog, a new work that creatively imagines a climate change future.

Join Caro Macdonald for a free Artist Talk on Sat 17 Aug at 4pm in Festival Park.

Aeasi (Solomon Islands/Australia)

Amie Batalibasi ‘s 360VR work explores the connection between her Solomon Islands family and their relationship to the sea and storytelling. Viewers stand in the village, become a passenger in a canoe and dive down to a reef under the water to experience the stories shared.

Fangirl (Samoa/New Zealand)

Through contemporary dance and the flick of a fan, Fa’afafine sisters ‘Fine Fatale’ bring traditional inspiration to the universal theme of being outcast. Fan Girl is a window into the world of an ‘outsider’ through a niche perspective of Pasifika fa’afafine dance and contemporary pacific culture.

Carriberrie (Australia)

A multi-platform immersive journey across Australia celebrating the depth and diversity of indigenous dance and song from the traditional to the contemporary. From the heart of the country at Uluru take a journey through time and space across Australia, from traditional ceremonial dance and song, towards intrinsically contemporary and modern expressions.

Biidaaban: First Light (Canada)

Experience more VR at CDU on Sunday 18 August with Biidaaban: First Light. Rooted in the realm of Indigenous futurism, this Canadian film is an interactive VR time-jump into a highly realistic – and radically different –Toronto of tomorrow. As users explore this altered city now reclaimed by nature, they must think about their place in history and ultimately their role in the future.

  • Photo Caro Macdonald

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