The world stands stillYet, my thoughts race forward

Winner of Special Prize for Innovation in Storytelling at World VR Forum Annual Summit 2017, Ex\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.

Showtimes

Ex\Static premieres in March 2017, as a featured project in the official selection of Kaleidoscope 2017 Showcase Volume 2. In the coming months it will be screened at the following festivals and locations:

Kaleidoscope 2017 Showcase Volume 2: London

Kaleidoscope London is a community for VR Creators to explore the art and science of virtual reality. Holding quarterly Showcases, Kaleidoscope brings together local innovators to share their work, find collaborators, and experience Kaleidoscope’s Official Selection of groundbreaking, new projects. Creators from all backgrounds are welcome!

Wednesday, 29 March 2017
18:00 – 23:00 BST

Juju’s Bar and Stage
15 Hanbury Street,
London E1 6QR, UK

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Kaleidoscope 2017 Showcase Volume 2: Leipzig

Die größte VR-Community für den aufstrebenden VR-Hotspot in Mitteldeutschland ist Leipzig. Wir sind eine Gemeinschaft von und für VR-Schaffende, um die Kunst und das Handwerk der virtuellen Realität zu erfahren. In unseren vierteljährlich stattfindenden Showcases bringt Kaleidoscope lokale Macher zusammen, um ihre Arbeit zu teilen, Kollaborateure zu finden und Kaleidoscopes offizielle Auswahl an wegweisenden, internationalen, und vor allem neuen Projekten zu erleben. Schaffende aus allen Themengebieten sind willkommen!

Sunday, 2 April 2017
18:30 – 23:00 CEST

Kunstkraftwerk Leipzig
Saalfelder Strasse 8b,
04179 Leipzig, Germany

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Kaleidoscope 2017 Showcase Volume 2: Berlin

Kaleidoscope Berlin is a community for VR Creators to explore the art and science of virtual reality. Holding 3 Showcases per year, Kaleidoscope brings together local innovators to share their work, find collaborators, and experience Kaleidoscope’s Official Selection of groundbreaking, new projects. Creators from all backgrounds are welcome!

Friday, 7 April 2017
18:45 – 23:30 CEST

Colonia Nova
Thiemannstrasse 1
Tor 4, Haus 5, Aufgang 1
12059 Berlin, Germany

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Kaleidoscope 2017 Showcase Volume 2: Seoul

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Kaleidoscope 2017 Showcase Volume 2: Los Angeles

The event will be hosted at Upload LA, a soon-to-launch 20,000 square foot hub for all things VR/AR – featuring coworking, private offices, a state-of-the-art mixed reality studio and 3D capture stage, demos, events and education.

Tursday, 20 April 2017, 6:00PM – 11:00PM PDT

Upload LA
4505 Glencoe Ave, Marina Del Rey
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292, USA

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Kaleidoscope 2017 Showcase Volume 2: Kyiv

Kaleidoscope Kyiv це захід, мета якого продемонструвати найкращий контент віртуальної реальності, створеного у різних частинах світу та в Україні.
Це майданчик для обміну досвідом та колаборації VR AR творців у створенні мистецьких проектів та обговорення можливостей віртуальної реальності.

Saturday, 22 April 2017, 15:00 – 23:00 EEST

Teleport 360
проспект Академіка Глушкова, 1П10
03680 Kyiv, Ukraine

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Kaleidoscope 2017 Showcase Volume 2: Australia

Kaleidoscope AUSTRALIA is a community for VR Creators to explore the art and science of virtual reality. Holding quarterly Showcases, Kaleidoscope brings together local innovators to share their work, find collaborators, and experience Kaleidoscope’s Official Selection of groundbreaking, new projects. Creators from all backgrounds are welcome!

Thursday, 27 April 2017, 5:30PM – 10:00PM AEST

CarriageWorks
245 Wilson St
Everleigh, NSW 2015, Australia

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Kaleidoscope 2017 Showcase Volume 2: Paris

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World VR Forum Annual Summit 2017

A unique VR Festival which brings a state-of-the-art curatorship. Each VR experience has its own custom-designed space and installations are produced in collaboration with WVRF and the Artists to bring an unparalleled experience of virtual reality augmented with real reality. The Festival’s core mission is to establish VR as a true form of art and to raise public awareness and media recognition. The Festival also comprises a VR Cinema and Game Zone with a play area dedicated entirely to entertainment for the general public.

Wednesday, May 10 – Sunday, May 14, 2017

Crans-Montana, Switzerland

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8th Augmented World Expo

AWE (Augmented World Expo) is the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to augmented reality, virtual reality and mixed reality. The event takes place in Santa Clara, California bringing together a mix of CEOs, CTOs, designers, developers, creative agencies, futurists, analysts, investors, and top press in a fantastic opportunity to learn, inspire, partner, and experience first hand the most exciting industry of our times.

Wednesday, May 31 – Friday, June 2, 2017

Santa Clara, CA, USA

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NAB Show Shanghai

NAB Show is the world’s largest digital media and entertainment platform produced by National Association of Broadcasters (NAB). Each year NAB Show attracts digital media and entertainment professionals around the world who are anxious to learn, purchase and network with technologies to improve their workflow.

Tuesday, June 13 – Thursday, June 15, 2017

Shanghai, China

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Kaleidoscope 2017 Showcase Volume 2: New York

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Kaleidoscope 2017 Showcase Volume 2: Hong Kong

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More dates and locations will be announced soon.

If you would like to screen Ex\Static at your event, or request a private screening – please contact Quba Michalski directly.

Stills Gallery

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. Below are a few of promotional stills, capturing some of the scenes.

Ex\Static

The world stands still, yet my thoughts race forward

Running time3:13PremiereMarch 2017Directed byQuba MichalskiMusicPeter StopschinskiAnimationQuba Michalski