XR Installation, 2020
TERRAIN is an expanded cinema project which brings together dance, documentary film, 360-degree immersive video, virtual interactivity and spatial design into a multimedia story environment. TERRAIN creates a new kind of global community built with nonverbal language. It unites us through our shared experience of the body, proposing a communal art experience amidst our global health crisis. World Premiering in September 2020 at the Venice Biennale’s Venice Film Festival, TERRAIN is an official selection of Venice VR Expanded.
TERRAIN is a journey into the Bardo: an otherworldly space between lives where we find an array of souls from across the world. We slip and at once fall in, leaving the everyday behind. This docu-dream is a story without words using the language of movement. Through a vivid and surreal landscape, each person encounters a series of distinct individuals and slowly rediscovers a larger collective body. Terrain is a dancing unison of difference. Our bodies bridge gaps between worlds, and with this we invent a new kind of non-verbal truth. This new interconnectedness propels us back to life again, essentialized by our shared sense of interbeing.
World premiere at the Venice Biennale Cinema 2020.
Written & Directed: Lily Baldwin & Saschka Unseld
Co-created:Lily Baldwin, Saschka Unseld, & Kumar Atre
Producer: Jill Basmajian, Aletha C. Avramis, Marc Wientzek
Creative Producer: Marc Wientzek
Berlin Producer: Yan Schoenefeld, Judith Lentze, Barbara Simon
Geneva Producer: Salar Shahna
Spatial design: Kumar Atre with Rapt Studio
Director of Photography: Saschka Unseld
Editor: Lily Baldwin & Saschka Unseld
Production Design: Kumar Atre
Original Music and Sound: You Guys Music
Additional Music: Sannety, Boris Rappo, Marasal Salmassi
Co-producer & Creative Consultant: Lou Savoir
Executive Producer INVR: Sönke Kirchhof
Post-production Supervisor INVR: Philipp Wenning
Colorist: Jaime O’Bradovich
Featuring: Kumar Atre, Nanghiti Avianko, Lily Baldwin, Zeina Nassar, Clara Schramm, Daniil Simkin, Joy Falquet, Madame Lisa et ses filles, Charlotte Parfois, Loula Weber, Lily Madera, Sasha Gravat Harsch, Parvin Dokht, Deep Blue
Terrain is presented by EAMS Production, Happiness Machine, Dirty Bacon, Film Five, Talking Projects, INVR.SPACE, Youguys Music, Company 3 & RAPT Studio.