REQUIEM FOR LOST PLANTSDirected by Alexander Kaye, Alice Yuan Zhang
This project is available for viewing from October 1, 2020 to October 31, 2020. Click here to view the project.
REQUIEM FOR LOST PLANTS (3hd 2020: UNHUMANITY, commissioned by Creamcake and NAVEL) calls for reversing death. Through sound-activated AR filters and an online immersive vigil, plant elders from Tongva, Chumash, and Kizh land (Los Angeles) are resurrected to tell their stories. Find memories of the past to trace the living thread toward interspecies futures.
Director, Producer: Alice Yuan Zhang, Alexander Kaye
Visuals: Alice Yuan Zhang
Sound: Alexander Kaye
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