Carne Y Arena (Virtually Present, Physically Invisible)

Festival de Cannes, Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, Cannes, France.


From May 17, 2017 until May 28, 2017
Premiering in a vast physical and visual space at the 2017 film festival, this conceptual VR installation explores the human condition of immigrants and refugees, the first virtual reality project ever to be included in the Official Selection. Based on true accounts, the superficial lines between subject and bystander are blurred and bound together, allowing individuals to walk in a vast space and thoroughly live a fragment of the refugees’ personal journeys.
Employing the highest, never-before-used virtual technology, a large, multi-narrative light space with human characters has been created, a six-and-a-half minute solo experience that reunites film director Alejandro G. Iñárritu, cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, and producer Mary Parent and ILMxLAB.