To kick off MoMA’s five-evening salute to the Sundance Institute’s New Frontier 10th Anniversary, Australian artist Lynette Wallworth discusses her multimedia works, in which interactive and immersive technologies create powerful encounters with subjects as varied as war-ravaged communities and the immensity of the natural world. This evening includes the New York premiere of Collisions (2016), a 15-minute virtual-reality experience developed through the Sundance Institute New Frontier | Jaunt VR Residency Program that debuted at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Collisions centers on an indigenous elder, who describes the British government’s 1950s atomic weapons tests in the Australian outback as his first encounter with Western society. This 3-D, 360-degree experience produces a revelatory portrait of conflicting ways of life and affirms an arresting new mode of multimedia storytelling—in which cutting-edge technology serves to create a human connection.
A special five-night Slithering Screens ticket package ($30 per person; free for members) is now available. (Please note that the ticket package does not include admission to the April 29 PopRally event.)