July 12-16, 5 days

The pandemic has accelerated the digitalisation of art and culture at a whole new pace and the need to reach its audience in new ways has increased enormously. XR (Extended Reality) is the common name for VR, AR and MR and more and more artists are now exploring the medium. At the same time, technology is still unexplored from an artistic perspective and development today is driven by technology-savvy rather than artists

"We have the stuff but not the content. Like having a TV but nothing of value to watch".

In this course, an introduction to XR is given as a medium and is an opportunity to get to know VR and 360-degree film. 360-degree film is the easiest way within XR to create works that invite interaction with the audience, a way to be surrounded by the artist's world. During the course, you as the participants will be given the opportunity to develop a short script to film an immersive experience. You will also learn more about the work process around immersive film art, as well as practically try to use a 360-degree camera.

Date: July 12-16 (5 days)

Previous knowledge: You do not need any previous knowledge of XR. The course is suitable for both those who are interested in film and those who are active in other art forms.

Language: Swedish / English adapted to the course participants.

Course leader: Gorki Glaser-Müller (SE)

Gorki Glaser-Müller is a film director and video artist based in Gothenburg. He came to Sweden from Chile as a thirteen-year-old and has a background as a professional actor. Since graduating from Akademi Valand, he has experimented with storytelling in various forms, in recent years with a focus on XR. Gorki has, among other things, made a VR experience of Damien Jalet's work Ski in collaboration with GöteborgsOperans Danskompani and is currently working on the volumetric work Café Glaser-Müller, a Kulturbryggan-funded project in collaboration with the internationally renowned dancer and choreographer Bobbi Jene Smith. Gorki is also project manager for Narrative VR Lab at Visual Arena / Lindholmen Science Park, Västra Götaland's single largest investment in new media.

In addition to his work with XR, Gorki is working on the documentary Children of the Enemy (winner of the Malik Scholarship in 2019). The film tells the dramatic story and the Swedish-Chilean grandfather Patricio Galvez's struggle to bring his grandchildren home from the al-Hol refugee camp, Syria, after their parents who joined IS were killed. The documentary premieres in mid-2021.