New Frontier Exhibitions

Programs

Biodigital Theatre at New Frontier Central

Scheduled performances take place during open hours at . Open to credential holders. The National Theatre of Great Britain’s communal...

BLKNWS

Tickets are required; eWaitlist access is also available.Kahlil Joseph’s mesmerizing news-creation machine is a soulful and rousing intervention into the...
Director Kahlil Joseph
Screenwriters Sheba Anyanwu, Lee Harrison, Darol Kae

New Frontier at The Ray

Tickets for 90-minute time slots are required (except for special screenings for Express Pass holders at 8:00 p.m. on 1/27...

New Frontier Central

Open to credential holdersFri. 1/24: 3:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Sat. 1/25–Thu. 1/30: 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Fri. 1/31: 10:00...

New Frontier in the Wild

All the world’s a stage! Find these works woven into the digital landscape of the Festival campus. A dance piece...

VR Cinema Program 1

Tickets are required; eWaitlist access is also available. When Masello and Evan, two homeless black artists/activists, break into an abandoned...

VR Cinema Program 2

Tickets are required; eWaitlist access is also available. An everyday scene—a real-life conversation in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park—collaged together from hundreds...

Exhibitions A-Z

After the Fallout

This unforgettable 360-degree experience pushes past traditional documentary tropes to evoke the reality and emotional gravity of life in Fukushima,...
Lead Artists Sam Wolson, Dominic Nahr
Key Collaborator Makiko Segawa

All Kinds of Limbo

The ceremony of live performance and the craft of theatrical staging magnificently converge with immersive technologies and the musical direction...
Lead Artists Toby Coffey, Raffy Bushman, Nubiya Brandon

ANIMALIA SUM

A riff on the classic British nature documentary, this optimistic interactive VR experience takes on the future of evolution and...
Lead Artists Bianca Kennedy, Felix Kraus

Anti-Gone

Part theatre, part Twitch.tv, this groundbreaking play is a feature-length livestream game telecast, whose central characters, Spyda and Lynxa, are...
Lead Artist Theo Triantafyllidis
Key Collaborators Connor Willumsen, Matthew Doyle

Atomu

In this pioneering participatory movement piece, seven people gather around a sacred tree—the cyclical center of a Kenyan Kikuyu tribal...
Lead Artists Shariffa Ali, Yetunde Dada
Key Collaborators Antoine Cayrol, Rafael Pavon, Arnaud Colinart, Opeyemi Olukemi, Annick Jakobowicz, Stephen Buescher, Andrew Orkin, Banna Dasta, Toby Coffey, Steve Jelly, Simon Windsor, Akash Kushwaha, Derren Sinnott

Azibuye—The Occupation

This provocative documentary explores the intersection of art, activism, and social justice in Johannesburg. When artists/activists Masello and Evan take...
Lead Artists Dylan Valley, Caitlin Robinson, Stephen Abbott
Key Collaborators Ingrid Kopp, Steven Markovitz

Bembe

An immersive experience that manifests both the material world and the spiritual world, this intimate and energetic documentary courses through...
Lead Artists Marcos Louit, Patricia Díaz
Key Collaborators Andy Ruiz, Alain López, Ernesto Collinet

Breathe

A central challenge for humanity is to re-image our relationship to the rest of the living world. Breathe is a...
Lead Artist Diego Galafassi
Key Collaborators Jess Engel, Myriam Achard, Stephen Mangiat

Chomsky vs. Chomsky: First Encounter

Noam Chomsky has devoted his life to understanding how our minds work. He is also one of the most digitized...
Lead Artist Sandra Rodriguez
Key Collaborators Michael Burk, Cindy Bishop, Johannes Helberger

Dance Trail

The miniature and megagiant dancers in Gilles Jobin’s VR_I (2018 Sundance Film Festival) break out of the headset to dance...
Lead Artists Gilles Jobin, Camilo De Martino, Tristan Siodlak, Susana Panadés Diaz
Key Collaborator Laurent Rime

Flowers & a Switchblade

Flowers & a Switchblade is a real-life conversation between two millennial women who meet in the park for the first...
Lead Artists Nic Koller, Weston Rio Morgan
Key Collaborators Candice Lee, Bridget Peck

Go

This symbiosis of literature and VR innovatively and compellingly converges a book reading with virtual immersion. Based on a novella...
Lead Artists Sandro Zollinger, Roman Vital, Klaus Merz
Key Collaborators Thomas Gassmann, Nicolas Minder

Guisado on Sunset

This sweet, intimate secret of a film about a missed love connection is part of a series of short films...
Lead Artist Terence Nance
Screenwriter Terence Nance

Hominidae

The “arachnid hominid” is an original species comprised of photo-composites built from human and veterinary X-ray films—they are intelligent creatures...
Lead Artist Brian Andrews
Key Collaborators Brian Ferguson, Robert Steel, Kahra Scott-James

Hypha

Developed with groundbreaking scholar and fungi activist Giuliana Furci, Hypha illuminates the importance of the fungi kingdom as the healing...
Lead Artist Natalia Cabrera
Key Collaborators Sebastián González, Juan Ferrer, Paola G. Olea, Javier Garay Mena

Living Distance

In this beautifully poetic work, the artist’s wisdom tooth is sent into suborbital space aboard Flight NS-11, Blue Origin’s New...
Lead Artist Xin Liu
Key Collaborators QinYa (Jenny) Guo, Gershon Dublon, Reese Donohue

Metamorphic

This transformative experience explores the ephemeral nature of the self by allowing participants to redefine their relationships to their own...
Lead Artists Matthew Niederhauser, Wesley Allsbrook, Elie Zananiri, John Fitzgerald
Key Collaborators Tim Fain, Siyuan Qiu

My Trip

“Bad boy” contemporary artist Bjarne Melgaard gives us this wild, thumping simulation of a DMT trip that draws on new...
Lead Artist Bjarne Melgaard
Key Collaborators Rodrigo Marques, Daniel Birnbaum, Jacob De Geer

New Frontier Central

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Persuasion Machines

Enter a smart living room that asks the question: are we in control of these machines or are they in...
Lead Artists Karim Amer, Güvenç Özel
Key Collaborator will.i.am

Scarecrow

This one-on-one VR immersive theatre piece converges gaming, thermal haptic, dance, and painting and invites you to enter a surreal,...
Lead Artists Jihyun Jung, Sngmoo Lee, Taewan Jeong, Cooper Yoo
Key Collaborators Chungyean Cho, Sanghun Heo, Yeonjee Kim

Solastalgia

You are one of five cosmonauts visiting a mysterious future, exploring the surface of a depopulated planet in ruin, colonized...
Lead Artists Antoine Viviani, Pierre-Alain Giraud
Key Collaborators Gabríela Friðriksdóttir, Valgeir Sigurðsson, Nicolas Becker

Spaced Out

Bring your swimsuit to the pool at Festival Headquarters, where an underwater VR headset and snorkel awaits to transport you...
Lead Artist Pyaré
Key Collaborators Sutu , Mourad Bennacer, Ando Shah, Stephen Greenwood, Atlas Roufas

Still Here

This immersive multimedia installation brings audiences into a complex understanding of mass incarceration, erasure, and gentrification in Harlem. Audiences enter...
Lead Artists Zahra Rasool, Sarah Springer
Key Collaborators Naima Ramos-Chapman, Carvell Wallace, Viktorija Mickute, Maria Fernanda Lauret

The Book of Distance

In this deeply affecting and personal pilgrimage, audiences join director Randall Okita as he searches for his grandfather, Yonezo. The...
Lead Artist Randall Okita
Key Collaborators David Oppenheim, Sam Javanrouh, Emma Burkeitt, Luke Ruminski

The Electronic Diaries of Lynn Hershman Leeson

In 1984, seminal artist Lynn Hershman Leeson began to talk in front of a camera, and for 40 years, she...
Lead Artist Lynn Hershman Leeson

tx-reverse 360°

What is behind the cinema screen? What if the auditorium dissolves and with it the familiar laws of cinema itself?...
Lead Artists Martin Reinhart, Virgil Widrich
Key Collaborator Siegfried Friedrich

VR Free

There is conclusive research that indicates that VR not only aids memory recall but it can also create false memories....
Lead Artist Milad Tangshir
Key Collaborators Vito Martinelli, Stefano Sburlati