The Orchid and the Bee
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Join us for an exclusive work-in-progress preview of The Orchid and the Bee, a free-flowing expressionistic ode to the labyrinthine dance of life, as seen through a chain of genetic love affairs.
In her latest project, interdisciplinary artist Adair Mckenzie brings her mischievous sense of play to the realm of virtual reality by combining the tactile materiality of old-school stop-motion animation and stereoscopy with cutting-edge technology. The result is a beautifully-crafted 5-minute immersion into a reimagined primordial soup of life – where the survivors are not the strongest or most intelligent, but the most adaptable to change.
The director will be present to guide individuals through the VR experience and to answer questions related to the development and creation of the piece.
Original Title: The Orchid and the Bee
Country of Origin: Canada
Year of Production: 2019
Running Time (mm:ss):5:00
A stereoscopic VR stop-motion experience, The Orchid and the Bee plants the viewer at the centre of a mutating chain of events that sees the human species as merely a footnote. An interspecies love affair in stop-motion VR, The Orchid and the Bee serenades the romance of genetics and evolution at a moment of planetary uncertainty.
Réalisation : Frances Adair Mckenzie
Production : Jelena Popović
Production exécutive : Michael Fukushima
Direction photo : Frances Adair Mckenzie
Montage : Frances Adair Mckenzie, Fred Casia
Technical Direction: Eloi Champagne
Conception sonore : Headspace Studio/ Catherine Van Der Donckt
Conception musicale : Jennifer Castle
Animation : Frances Adair Mckenzie, Brandon Blommaert, Élise Simard, Fred Casia
Scénario : Frances Adair Mckenzie
Techniques: Stop-Motion, Stereoscopy, composited into VR