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«Be now here»
«Be Now Here» is an installation about (access to) landscape, public spaces, and the experiencing of those spaces through an immersive virtual environment. By wearing 3-D glasses, visitors see recorded imagery from public plazas on the UNESCO World Heritage Centre's list of endangered places: Jerusalem, Dubrovnik, Timbuktu, and Angkor.
»For production, a unique recording system was built consisting of two 35mm motion-picture cameras (for 3D, one for each eye) mounted on a rotating tripod. Be Now Here is an extension of several media trajectories. One is of enhanced cinematic representation, such as the Imax-sized projections of the Lumiere brothers in 1900 and the 3-screen triptychs of Abel Gance's Napoleon in 1927. Another is of non-narrative cultural activism, such as the films of Godfrey Reggio and Tony Gatlif. But Be Now Here also points forward: as a simulation of what net cinema can be; it is both a regard and a provocation.«