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Friday, November 18 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
XLIVExLDI: 1991: A VR Documentary

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Putting a film into a virtual reality setting is the goal of “1991,” a VR documentary that delves into the mind and depression of composer Suhan Tuyliyev, after the collapse of the USSR, when Turkmenistan's government shut down the orchestra, opera, and ballet, with the intent of reclaiming the country’s cultural roots. Currently in development, this documentary is directed by the composer’s son Akmyrat Tuyliyev, in collaboration with director Christina Elizabeth Borins and designer Jason Simms. This is an extremely interesting project.... read more about it here.

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Jason Simms

Scenic/Media Designer / Assistant professor Cornell, Cornell University / 1991
Jason Simms (he/him) is an award-winning and multiple award nominated scenographer for Theater, Opera, Musicals, and Film & Media. In addition to1991, a virtual reality documentary exploring the Turkmen artists’ experience through the collapse of the Soviet Union set to premiere... Read More →
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Akmyrat Tuyliyev

New Media Artist and Producer

Friday November 18, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
  • Session Number C57