Past events

DocLab Live: Bloodless – Guided by the Ghost of a Korean Sex Worker 25 Nov 2017 at 17:00

Special presentation on VR installation Bloodless, in which director Gina Kim and guests discuss the influence of American military presence on the South Korean people since 1956.

DocLab Live: Order, Chaos and Everything 21 Nov 2017 at 20:00

Join Jonathan Harris on a secular pilgrimage: from physical reality to the chaos of YouTube, and a digital simulation of consciousness.

Industry Session: Making VR Work for Audiences 20 Nov 2017 at 10:00

Zillah Watson, Commissioning Editor for Virtual Reality at the BBC, on how to make VR work for audiences.

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Les Communes de Paris

A choice-based, digital tour of Paris, brought to you personally by the residents of the city’s rich, diverse and disparate neighbourhoods.

Digital wanderings through the streets of Paris in the company of the city’s inhabitants. You embark on a journey from one of the 14 starting points located throughout the city, ranging from the old center to the newly built eastern suburb of Bussy, the commercial center La Défense, and the banlieu called Bondy. At each location, you can choose one of two people to show you around his or her part of Paris; we see a total of 23 Parisians in the 24 brief portraits, each with a very personal relationship to the city.

Metro ticket collector Cathie sees “her” Line 7 as a microcosm of the metropolis, where people from all walks of life come together. Fabien is working on a new mental map of the city that leaves “everyday functionality” behind. Soccer coach Gaël is planning to leave because he doesn’t want his children growing up in the same conditions he once endured. Each “guide” leads you through to another district, where you are presented with a new choice. As you roam the capital, your movements are recorded in detail on the main map, so you can always see which areas you have and haven’t visited. For IDFA DocLab, director Simon Bouisson created a live version of Les Communes des Paris as part of The Web Rocks, a live showcase of online and interactive music documentaries.

Project details

Year of development :2010
Created by:Simon Bouisson

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