22 - 25 JUNE 2020 / LA ROCHELLE - FRANCE

2019 PiXii Festival Selection

A new festival, a new market

After two successful years, PiXii continues to get bigger! The 2019 edition features both a market and festival space measuring 900 square metres right in the heart of the Musée Maritime. Following a call for proposals, 15 immersive installations coming from France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Switzerland and Germany have been selected in competition for PiXii Festival.

The selection celebrate the creation of original forms of storytelling for digital mediation, focusing on the user’s experience and knowledge transfer. Their interactive or immersive component leverages several digital technologies such as VR, AR, Artificial Intelligence, 3D imaging, mapping…

The winner of the festival will be awarded with the Grand Prix PiXii worth €5,000*.

The Institut Français chose Sunny Side of the Doc and PiXii Festival to organise its Focus Digital Mediation and Cultural Innovation, mobilizing the presence of a dozen of international museums and cultural institutions.

* 3,000 € in cash + a space reserved for PiXii Market 2020 + 2 accreditations for PiXii Festival and Sunny Side of the Doc 2020

JURY PIXII FESTIVAL 2019

2019 official selection

CLAUDE MONET, THE WATER LILY OBSESSION
LUCID REALITIES

Virtual Reality


Through a dialogue between Claude Monet and his old friend, stateman George Clemenceau, this contemplative VR experience invites the user on a sensory journey starting off in Claude Monet’s garden, stopping along the way at the workshop of the artist and ending in the exhibition rooms of the Orangerie Museum. The user is given the opportunity to relive a perpetual renewal of nature, to explore time and space while immersed in the Water lilies paintings.

INSIDE TUMUCUMAQUE – A VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCE
A PROJECT OF INTERACTIVE MEDIA FOUNDATION AND FILM TANK, CO-CREATED WITH ARTIFICIAL ROME.

Virtual Reality / 3D Sound


Tumucumaque, a reserve in the Amazon rainforest, a remote expanse of ecological diversity. Home to species found nowhere else. Turn into wildlife and discover the magical world of Tumucumaque – in Virtual Reality: Fly like Harpies, swim with Black Caimans, play with Poison Dart Frogs, crawl like Goliath Tarantulas, pursue Vampire bats.

TAMED CLOUD, SENSIBLE INTERACTION WITH A SWARM OF DATA
SPATIAL MEDIA GROUP

Virtual Reality / 3D Sound


An immersive interactive installation Vr, which offers a sensitive relationship to large datasets. In the virtual environment, the user has access to 4000 works of the MoMa, presented in the form of a 3D image cloud with autonomous behaviour which takes shape and organizes itself according to the user’s gestures and vocal interactions.

TIME TRAVELLERS
DROPSTUFF

Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality


In Time Travellers, escaperoom on wheels the iconic Dutch videogame Vakantieracer, a sequel to the famous A2 Racer, has been reinvented. The installation uses a mechanically navigable Fiat Panda as an arcade simulator in conjunction with a big screen and augmented reality-glasses. The result is a total mix of physical and digital realities in which the player receives both digital and analogue clues and archived video materials from the collection of the Netherlands Institute voor Sound and Vision.

APOCALYPSE: 10 DESTINS VR
ECPAD

Virtual Reality / 3D Sound


In October 1918, combat raged across Cambrai in the north of France. Relive the events through the eyes of photographer Rose Dubois or even cameraman Albert Ammas. Your first mission: find a nurse in the trenches and bring back photos of the war.

TIMESCOPE
TIMESCOPE

Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality


Timescope offers 360 ° virtual reality experiences to travel back in time.
Its self-service VR kiosk immerses its users, in a realistic 360 ° content showing where they are as they were in the past.

11.11.18
LES FILMS DE LA RECRE / WIDE

Virtual Reality


11.11.18 VR EXPERIENCE in an interactive virtual reality experience.
On 11 November 1918, sergaent BROULARD was badly wounded while in the middle of the trenches. History is perhaps about to take a dramatic turn, right before his very eyes.
A sapper-telegraphist who’d just come back from the front, managed find a moment to receive a message: a peace treaty was to be signed that morning. An attack was to be launched but as the rumour spread, it was now up to the soldiers to make the final decision – a decision which would lead them on the road to peace, or war.

WHISPERING WALLS
PICSEYES

Virtual Reality / 3D Sound


Immersed in a prison cell, you discover former prisoners’ grafitti as engraved during the German occupation. On a wall, the face of a young woman comes to life. She looks for the messages that her lover, a young Resistance patriot, left on the walls.

P.R.I.S.M
ANIMA LUX

Interactive Screen


P.R.I.S.M is the meeting of 2 interactive works Anato-Me and Soleidoscope. This installation initiates a research cycle to increase or divert the notion of screen through additional transparent devices.

INTERACTIVE 3D LIVE SCANNER
BLACK EUPHORIA / INLUM.IN

3D Imaging


Black Euphoria and Inlum.in offer an original narrative experience thanks to their real-time volumetric capture device. A multi-camera system that combines 3D scanning & mapping with a natural and realistic human-machine interaction generating live 3D point cloud rendering, without any accessories needed to be worn.

HISTOPAD CONCIERGERIE
HISTOVERY

Augmented Reality / Connected objects


Equipped with the HistoPad tablet, the Conciergerie’s visitors dive into an Augmented Reality experience of the monument ‘s historical représentations, as they could be seen in the Middle Agess and during the Revolution. Marie-Antoinette’s cell, the Revolutionary Tribunal … In total, 8 spaces have been recreated in 360 ° thanks to the expertise of a Scientific Committee.

PARCOURS SONORES IMMERSIFS
narrative

3D Sound / Augmented Reality / Connected Objects


Relive the Grand Siècle at Vaux le Vicomte! Close your eyes… and let yourself be guided on an immersive audio journey with Nicolas Fouquet, Molière, La Fontaine, Louis XIV, Colbert…. 3D binaural sounds will transport you into the secrets of this legendary chateau and behind the scenes of a royal plot. The story you’re about to experience is a true story.

-22.7°C
ZORBA, NOVELAB, ARTE, DVGROUP / DIVERSION CINEMA

Virtual Reality / 3D Sound


Alone in Greenland, electronic music producer Molécule captures the sounds of Arctic to compose his next piece. Inspired by this adventure, the -22.7°C VR experience takes you on an initiatory journey, at the very origin of musical creation.

PEARL ARBOR
HEVS

Augmented Reality


The Nature Museum if Sion in Switzerland is taking a close interest in interactive technologies as part of a research project on raising awareness of human respect for its habitat and that of other species. Discover how this game promotes the transmission of knowledge about our environment through personal, collective and fun experiences in the museum space.

UNE LEÇON D’ANATOMIE
FLEUR DE PAPIER

Augmented Reality


Picasso kept a canvas of a woman he had painted 50 years earlier until the end of his life.This painting is one of 400 preparatory studies of the masterpiece” Les Demoiselles d’Avignon “. to the naked eye, on the surface of the painting, the underlying compositions: a male face, a bouquet of flowers, or even naked women, arms raised behind the head.These motifs are found in many preparatory studies, sketches and notebooks. Reveal what’s inside this canvas by unfolding an interactive narrative thread, studying sketches, and glimpsing Picasso’s creative process.