"VR: A MOVIE"

Title

"VR: A MOVIE"

Description

VR: A MOVIE takes up where 'AMERIKA' and 'A Message From Our Sponsor' left off, and is a compilation (stock/appropriated footage) from 20 features, particularly those that depict or deal with 'virtual reality' and synthetic worlds of shifting metaphors. It is also a critique of VR mythologies, especially as they depict women and slaves to a tech ego, and a criticism of the narcissism, power-tripping, and the collective fascination that Hollywood film has with its own techno-dick.

Sections by theme: Part 1: 'The Set up', Part 2: 'Virus Activation', Part 3: 'Cut to the Chase', Intermission: 'Off World', Part 4: 'Punishment Park', Part 5: 'Meet Your Maker'

Taking as a further trip into 'metalanguage', where previous films in 'Amerika' had left us, and now taking it into virtual reality, the tech and their worlds, right from screen to a 'situationist' re-mix, with some new and extreme forms of both psycho and semiotics, this extreme example of montage and appropriation delivers us to a dystopian view of VR.
CANADA
duration : 16',
NTSC
Compilation, Experimental film
An interactive VHS that encourages viewers to 'contract' the virus on the tape, (not a real virus), in which Razutis asks the viewer to copy, edit and create a variation of VR: A Movie.

Creator

RAZUTIS AL

Publisher

Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre.

Date

1996

Format

VHS

Language

ENGLISH

Identifier

CHOD0184

Collection

Citation

RAZUTIS AL, “"VR: A MOVIE",” WPB, accessed December 3, 2021, https://tpb.worm.org/items/show/12668.

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