GIFF @LOCARNO FILM FESTIVAL

Geneva International Film Festival carries on with its PLUGS program with a stopover at the Locarno Film Festival.

For a special program featuring eight virtual reality works on the topic Gender Bender (as a tribute to John Waters), GIFF is delighted to present two bold, sensory projects to festivalgoers.

VIENS !, a work that addresses topics of intimacy and sexuality, elaborates upon gender and sexual orientation, away from norms. Michel Reilhac conducts this sensual choreographed piece, offering a wonderful contribution to immersive art.

Gender Swap, presented by International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) in collaboration with GIFF, invites you to literally become someone else, thanks to one of the most significant and dizzying VR projects of recent years.

Viens !

Michel Reilhac, 12 min, 2016, France

Three women and four men, all naked, appear out of nowhere in the white, sunny space of a bright room outside of time. They meet, touch, share their energy, and are transformed spiritually; they let themselves become one with the world.

Gender Swap

BeAnotherLab, 15 min, 2017, Spain

With this “machine to become someone else”, each pair of participants find themselves in the other’s body. Women become men and men become women in a dizzying, disruptive work.

Proposed by International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) in collaboration with GIFF

A ROOM WITH FOUR VIEWS
Maria Guta, 4 min, 2016, Switzerland

DOMESTIKA
Jacolby Satterwhite, 16 min, 2017, United States

GENDER SWAP
Digital Out Of Competition / GIFF 2016
BeAnotherLab, 15 min, 2017, Spain

HAUS OF HARAWAY
Séamus Gallagher, 4 min, 2018, Canada

MIYUBI
Intl. Immersive Works Competition / GIFF 2017
Félix Lajeunesse, Paul Raphaël, 38 min, 2017, France

STUDIO VISIT 360
Theo Triantafyllidis, 10 min, 2018, Greece

THE BRIDGE
Intl. Immersive Works Competition / GIFF 2018
Nikita Shalenny, 10 min, 2017, Ukraine

VIENS !
Michel Reilhac, 12 min, 2016, France

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Location: Rialto – Spazio VR | Locarno

Dates et schedules:

VIENS ! August 8 to 17 / from 9 am to 10 pm

Gender Swap August 8 to 12 / from 10am to 7pm

Price: 8 CHF

More information : https://locarnofestival.ch/