The world stands stillYet, my thoughts race forward

Winner of Special Prize for Innovation in Storytelling at World VR Forum 2017, and Vimeo’s Staff PickEx\Static combines elements of theatrical stage design, light art, installation, and Quba Michalski’s unique vision for VR spaces, taking the viewer on a surreal journey through thoughts on art, society, culture and technology.

Created in a spirit of free flow of concepts and ideas, the spaces of Ex\Static represent thoughts racing through the busy mind looking for patterns, connections and new meanings. The work itself is an expression of pure joy of moving forward and inherent refusal to remain static.

The main goal of Ex\Static is to immerse the viewer in abstract, surreal spaces – where colors and light fire up around, like neurons in a busy brain. To fully appreciate and immerse oneself in these environments, it is best viewed with a VR head-mounted display, creating a full three-dimensional, stereoscopic illusion and virtually transporting the viewer into the scenes of the film.

Watch it online

Ex\Static premiered in March 2017 at Kaleidoscope Showcase Vol.2 in London, UK and went on to be exhibited at numerous events and festivals worldwide. It can now be viewed online, exclusively via YouTube VR – soon to be followed by other Cinematic VR platforms.

360° Stills

In association with Kuula, here is a short selection of 360° stills from the film. Full gallery can be seen here.

Promotional Stills \ Wallpapers

If you’d rather stick with traditional, 2D imagery – below are a few of promotional stills, capturing some of the scenes.

Feel free to use the images below in any articles, links and other mentions of Ex\Static.

Ex\Static

The world stands still, yet my thoughts race forward

Running time3:13PremiereMarch 2017Directed byQuba MichalskiMusicPeter StopschinskiAnimationQuba Michalski