PREVIOUSLY• FMX Conference 2018 (Stuttgart/Germany, Sneak Peak) • Cineplex Münster (Cologne/Germany, powered by evrbit) • Stereopsia (Brussels/Belgium, BOZAR) • Lichtspiele Kalk (Cologne/Germany, powered by evrbit) • Multikino Złote Tarasy (Warsaw/Poland) • VR NOW Conference (Berlin, Germany) • VR NOW Conference and VR NOW Summit (Berlin, Germany)
CURRENTLY (MARCH/APRIL'19)• CPH:DOX 2019 (Copenhagen, Denmark) • We Are Cinema (Zürich/Switzerland) • VR-Kinotour der Telekom (Berlin/Cologne/Munic/Hamburg - Germany, powered by Evrbit) • Laval Virtual - Showcase (Laval, France) • Series Mania (Lille, France) • Landshut Filmfestival (Landshut, Germany) • Lichter Filmfest (Frankfurt, Germany) • Sehsüchte Int. Film Festival (Berlin, Germany) • Sensiks Virtual Reality Pods (on request)
LUMIERE AWARDWinner - 'Best Visual VR Content' | Stereopsia 2018, Brussels
ANIMAGO AWARDNominee - 'Best AR/VR/360° Production' | Animago Award and Conference 2018, Munich
VR STORYRELLING AWARDNominee | Lichter Filmfest 2019, Frankfurt
OFFICIAL SELECTIONVR:CINEMA - CPH:DOX 2019, Copenhagen
BEST 360° FILMNominee | Sehsüchte Int. Film Festival, Berlin
VR AWARDNominee | Landshuter Kurzfilmfestival 2019, Landshut
OFFICIAL SELECTIONVR Section - Series Mania 2019, Lille/France
James Hedley (Director) about CONSCIOUS EXISTENCE:"Thank you for taking me on this journey – it was hypnotic, mesmerising and emotional. I knew I was going to be in for a ride of a lifetime, it being your work, but wasn’t expecting that - came out of watching it and wanted to return to that state of mind. What I like about your work, Conscious Existence, is that you give the viewer the agency and the space to feel for themselves, rather than be told how to feel. It’s very special."
Juan Bossicard (Co-Founder New Digital Reality) about CONSCIOUS EXISTENCE:"It really touched me on a very high level."
René Pinell (CEO Kaleidoscope) about CONSCIOUS EXISTENCE:"It's beautiful. There is no one else I know who can create such beautiful environments and tell a story with those environments."
Dan Tucker (Curator Sheffield Doc/Fest) about CONSCIOUS EXISTENCE:"One of the most beautiful VR pieces that I've seen in a long time."
Fred Galstun (CEO Sensiks) about CONSCIOUS EXISTENCE:"These kind of creations can only come from divine inspiration. The only thing I am trying to sort out now is whether to call it beyond art or beyond EPIC. [...] your creations are touching something deep inside my soul [...} and it brings me right back to the right place and the right state of mind. Like somehow it resets the focus to the things that really matter, like mother nature is speaking through you."
CPH:DOX about CONSCIOUS EXISTENCE:"The artist behind the VR-hit 'Longing for Wilderness' (CPH:DOX, 2017), Marc Zimmermann, is back with another visually stunning exploration of the Virtual Reality-medium, and our conscious mind."
Lichter Filmfest about CONSCIOUS EXISTENCE:"Ein Feuerwerk aus Farben und Formen, Klängen und Musik generiert einen Bilderrausch, der vor allem eines feiern soll: die unendlichen Möglichkeiten eines entfesselten Geistes, das Geschenk des menschlichen Selbstbewusstseins. Mit großem Aufwand und technischer, sowie künstlerischer Finesse werden hier Bildwelten geschaffen, die noch lange im Gedächtnis nachhängen. Eine VR-Erfahrung, die nur im 360°-Raum ihre volle Wirkung entfalten kann und einlädt den Blick schweifen und den eigenen Gedanken, Gefühlen und Assoziationen freien Lauf zu lassen."
Yingran Zhao (Head of Clobal Content Acquisition, VeeR VR) about CONSCIOUS EXISTENCE:"It was TRULY AMAZING. [...] I'm very impressed by your talent and I'm happy to see amazing talent in VR."
Ulrich Schrauth (Creative Director, VRHAM!) about CONSCIOUS EXISTENCE:"Was für eine wundervolle Arbeit!! Ich bin absolut begeistert…"
Maxime Montagne (WIDE Management) about CONSCIOUS EXISTENCE:"I watched it and I must say that I had a terrific experience. Something like experiencing Tree of Life in VR, there is something magical and poetical about it."
SIGGRAPH Conference Submission Jury about CONSCIOUS EXISTENCE:"There are so many good things to say about this project. It's an amazing introspective experience that is one stunning visual after another. Some scenes I had difficulty discriminating between CG and reality. I liked the continuous camera motion forward. My favorite scene is the Aurora Borealis with the ocean reflecting it. I loved the organic particle simulations that swirled together and burst into colorful smoke."
Paul Bouchard (Diversion Cinema) about CONSCIOUS EXISTENCE:"[...] the team Diversion cinema has been really moved by this sensitive and spiritual journey. It is really well done and touching"
Axel Steinkuhle (CEO Evrbit) about CONSCIOUS EXISTENCE:"Ein absolutes Highlight."
Michel Reilhac (Head of Studies at Venice Biennale College) about CONSCIOUS EXISTENCE:"A beautiful piece."
Nancy Eperjesy (Co-Founder Mettle) about CONSCIOUS EXISTENCE:"I love this project - really well done!"
Thomas Hoffmann (3D Content Hub) about CONSCIOUS EXISTENCE:"Your visual language and animation skills are really outstanding."
Sneak Peek presentations of CONSCIOUS EXISTENCE at FMX 2018: