August 2, 2021

A Digital Art exhibition at the heart of Viva Technology

Imminent opening of the doors for Viva Technology which, once again this year, is making headlines with a number of high-profile speakers including Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, Thierry Breton, European Commissioner… You will also be amazed by those who will be able to go there, especially with the Fisheye Digital Art exhibition …

Viva Technology: Fisheye, the manufacturer of visual writings presents an exhibition of Digital Art © DR

At the entrance to this international meeting of innovation, in a dedicated space in Hall 1 of Porte de Versailles, virtual reality works will be offered to visitors, from several Oculus Quest headset stations.

Echoing the Les Ailleurs festival co-organized by Gaîté Lyrique until July 18, Fisheye and BNP Paribas are offering three immersive experiences: exploring the contemplative oasis Paper Beast by Eric Chahi, discover the psychedelic Ayahuasca from director Jan Kounen or travel back in time with a moving story of immigration from Japan to Canada in 1935 with The Book of Distance de Randall Okita.

By supporting this development, BNP Paribas is contributing to the emergence of new technologies and their uses to open a new chapter combining arts and films.

Paper Beast, Éric Chahi

The first virtual reality work by legendary designer Eric Chahi (Another World), Paper Beast is a contemplative journey into a wild nature born from the abysmal depths of the Internet. A dreamlike odyssey, an ode to the genius of the living … Paper Beast takes us on a new look at our world and our links with our environment.

The Book of Distance, Randall Okita

An interactive time travel. In 1935, Yonezo Okita left his home in Hiroshima, Japan, and began a new life in Canada. Then, war and state-sponsored racism change everything: it becomes the enemy. A masterfully staged work that highlights the evocative power of immersive mediums.

Ayahuasca, Jan Kounen

20 years ago, during the preparation of Blueberry, Jan Kounen experienced in the Amazon one of the strangest spiritual practices on the planet ayahuasca, also called the vine of the little death. Jan Kounen used all the plastic possibilities of VR to offer this incredible journey. An exceptional chance for the general public to unravel a cultural and spiritual mystery.

Viva Technology from June 16 to 19, 2021