This project is available for viewing from October 1, 2020 to October 31, 2020.
More than 10,000 Japanese Americans were incarcerated at Manzanar during World War II. This interactive documentary experience layers voices from Manzanar’s past and present over the physical landscape. Visitors listen to these voices and are invited to record their own stories, creating a living document of resistance, resilience, and community.
Director: Halsey Burgund, Sue Ding
Designer: Sharanya Durvasula
REORIENT highlights creative works in emerging media—virtual reality, video games, live streaming, and more. Although we are sheltering at home, the projects featured here bring us to outer space and the depths of the ocean, into digital worlds, and the minds of plants. This year’s program also showcases innovative responses to the constraints of creating and connecting amidst a global pandemic. From Zoom performances to interactive soundscapes, these projects offer compelling explorations of our relationship to community, memory, and the world(s) around us. — Sue Ding