MIT Open Documentary Lab Celebrates Co-Creation at Venice International Film Festival

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August 21, 2019

At the 76th Venice International Film Festival, the Co-Creation Studio at MIT Open Documentary Lab will celebrate the festival launch of its ground-breaking field study, entitled Collective Wisdom. At a panel and reception called Collective Wisdom on VR Island, the studio will showcase three Virtual Reality projects from the official Venice Virtual Reality program, to highlight the significance of co-creative practices in contemporary media-making, practices of creation that live beyond the single author.

“This is an unparalleled opportunity to remind the world that creative ideas often come from more than one person, one discipline and even one system of intelligence; that co-creation is critical to 21st century artistic and media practice. VR Island at Venice is the epicentre of the globe’s most innovative and artistically moving Virtual Reality works, and we are thrilled to partner with Venice VR to showcase current co-creation in emergent media and the remarkable results of our field study.”

Katerina Cizek, Artistic Director, Co-Creation Studio at MIT Open Documentary Lab

“At Venice, we exhibit and celebrate state-of-the art work, but we also celebrate the state-of-the-art processes in which the work is made. Collective Wisdom is much-needed field study that helps articulate these new ways of working in the fast moving form of VR and  immersive.”

— Liz Rosenthal, co-curator of Venice VR

The panel will explore the co-creative methods behind three of the projects exhibited on VR Island, and will be followed by a reception in the garden on the VR island.

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