THE EXPERIENCE

Muted - A fall through silence

Muted is a virtual reality experience that lets you sink below the surface of a young girl's silence. Parental abandonment has left her voiceless. In a world of her own creation, she imagines a sister. Everyday, she goes to meet her by the edge of the old village wash-house, where for hours she gazes into the bottom of the large pool. She sees her dancing through the water, allowing herself to slowly sink down into her illusions, down to the depths of herself.

With weightlessness of a freediver's descent, this journey invites you to a hidden world far below words; a poetic, hand-drawn universe where sensation will guide you through a story where the only abuse is absence.

Muted is not a virtual reality film, but a six degrees of freedom experience that allows us to be fully integrated into the universe.

AGENDA

ON - ARLES / Espace Van Gogh
Arles / France
From October 03, 2020
to November 01, 2020

STARTS Residencies days / LE CENTQUATRE-PARIS
Paris / France
From February 28, 2020
to March 1, 2020

STARTS residency / Fraunhofer HHI research institute
Berlin / Germany
From september 02, 2019
to september 27, 2019

Interstice
Caen / France
From April 26, 2019
to May 12, 2019

Printemps Numérique / KANAL Centre-Pompidou
Brussels / Belgium
From March 23, 2019
to March 24, 2019

Chroniques - Biennale des imaginaires numérique
Aix-en-Provence / France
From November 10 ,2018
to December 9, 2018


TEASER



Credits

Created by

Christophe Monchalin


Programming & Graphic Design

Christophe Monchalin


Choreography & performance
(volumetric capture)

Léonore Guy


Interpretation & Sign language
(180° movie capture)

Maud Chapoutier


Illustration

Tomoko Yoshida
Christophe Monchalin


2D Animation

Evelien de Roeck
Tomoko Yoshida


Original music

Yann Deval


Voice

Léonore Guy


Additional devs & Design V1 Prototype

Gauthier Roumagne


External Contribution

Vjasterix : Particle Flowfields
Vincent Houze : FlexChop


Co-production

STARTS program of the European Commission
Fraunhofer HHI - Vision and Imaging Technologies / Content4All
Chroniques 2018 – International digital art biennal
Supported by the Région Sud
Coordination : Seconde Nature et ZINC.
Edis - fonds de dotation, Octobre Numérique and Le Liberté.
With the help of Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles
and Wallonie-Bruxelles international


With the help of

Studio Joanie Lemercier
La Maison des Cultures et de la Cohésion Sociale de Molenbeek-Saint-Jean
Le BRASS – Centre Culturel de Forest
La Maison du peuple, Commune de Saint-Gilles
Le Centre culturel Bruxelles Nord - Maison de la création
La Raffinerie / Charleroi Danse


Thanks

Dominique et Gérard Monchalin, Studio Joanie Lemercier,
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Eisert, Dr.-Ing. Anna Hilsmann, Fraunhofer HHI team,
Juliette Bibasse, Rachid Semahi, Matthieu Millou, Brigitte et Bernard Gautraud,
Marie Gautraud, Nicolas Marty, Manon Brûlé, Emmanuelle Nicot,
Cédric Bourgeois, Holly et Silyn, Charles Bruere, Alice Perret, Le Créahm.