CARNE Y ARENA AT FONDAZIONE PRADA
Fondazione Prada honors Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s “CARNE y ARENA” following its Cannes premiere.
Mexican film director Alejandro G. Iñárritu, the man who brought us “Birdman” and “The Revenant”, recently released “CARNE y ARENA” (Virtually Present, Physically Invisible), a six and a half-minute virtual reality installation centering on refugees and produced by Legendary Entertainment and Fondazione Prada. Presented at the 70th Festival de Cannes, the installation, in collaboration with three-time Academy Award-winning cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki and producer Mary Parent and ILMxLAB, employs never-before-used virtual technology and allows individuals to walk in a vast space and live a part of refugees’ personal journeys.
It will be presented in its extensive full version at Fondazione Prada in Milan from 7 June 2017 until 15 January 2018.
Says Iñárritu: “During the past four years in which this project has been growing in my mind, I had the privilege of meeting and interviewing many Mexican and Central American refugees. Their life stories haunted me, so I invited some of them to collaborate with me in the project. My intention was to experiment with VR technology to explore the human condition in an attempt to break the dictatorship of the frame, within which things are just observed, and claim the space to allow the visitor to go through a direct experience walking in the immigrants’ feet, under their skin, and into their hearts.”
Click here for more information on the installation.