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6x9: An Immersive Experience of Solitary Confinement


Mobile VR

New Frontier Exhibition
573 Main St.
Friday, January 22–Friday, January 29 1:00–5:00 p.m.

New Frontier Gateway
136 Heber Ave.
Friday, January 22–Friday, January 29 5:30–8:00 p.m. VR BAR
Saturday, January 30 1:00–3:00 p.m.

Right now, more than 80,000 people are locked in tiny concrete boxes where every element of their environment is controlled. They are confined to spaces with no human contact, and the sensory deprivation they endure causes severe psychological damage. These people are invisible to us—and eventually to themselves. This powerful, animated VR lets you experience firsthand what life is like in solitary confinement.

YEAR 2016

SECTION NF VR Experience

COUNTRY United Kingdom

RUN TIME 7 min

COMPANY Guardian News & Media

EMAIL francesca.panetta@theguardian.com

PHONE +447871168339


Executive Producer
Creative Director
Creative Technologist
Visual Effects Supervisor
Visual Effect

Artist Bio

Francesca Panetta

Francesca Panetta is a multi-award winning sound artist and journalist. Her work is experiential and immersive, fusing her art practices with strong journalism to have a visceral impact. Outside The Guardian Francesca works as a sound artist specializing in binaural sound design and non-linear storytelling, usually in physical landscapes. Panetta speaks around the world about digital storytelling and innovation in audio.

Lindsay Poulton

Lindsay Poulton is a multi-award winning documentary filmmaker and journalist who is passionate about innovative digital platforms. She has produced a wide range of documentaries and multimedia interactives in addition to having produced features on the First World War, military operations in Afghanistan, and investigations into the global garment industry. Poulton speaks at festivals and conferences around the world about documentaries and innovations in digital storytelling.