Cinema and Virtual Reality?
A public presentation by Momchil Alexiev
1 June 2017, 19:00
Post-Digital Laboratory 2017
The Red House Centre for Culture and Debate

Public presentation by Momchil Alexiev
When cinema goes beyond its natural semiotic boundaries, the relationship between the terms "cinema" and "virtual reality" creates a qualitatively different discussion. How do we define the term "immersive cinema"? How does this topic change the debate about the condition of today's viewer? In this presentation and discussion, the director, stage designer and founder of the first meet-up group for VR in Bulgaria (VR Lab BG) Momchil Alexiev combines theory and practice and introduces the ideas of "immersion" and "spacial development of cinematographic ideas".

The presentation will be in Bulgarian. The entrance is free.
Lecturer
Momchil Alexiev
Momchil Alexiev graduated the Science of the Spectacle at the Sapienza University of Rome in 2008. He has been a film director since 2007 and has worked as a scenographer for theater in Italy, Bulgaria and the Netherlands. In 2009 he co-founded Ezop Studio, where his work has focussed on finding new organic connections between performance, the cinematic space and video projections. In 2015, he graduated the MA programme at the Film Academy in the Netherlands, where his work was focussed on the question of the position of the viewer in the context of immersive cinema.

Momchil has directed short films that have been shown in festivals such as "Dutch VR Days" and "GoShort" in the Netherlands, and the Sofia Film Fest in Bulgaria. He is the founder of the first meet-up group for VR in Bulgaria, VR Lab BG, and a co-founder of Creative Lab Interactive Studio.
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