Hands-On Exhibitions and Virtual Reality Rule at MIFFONEDGE

Hands-On Exhibitions and Virtual Reality Rule at MIFFONEDGE

Volume 6 of this popular companion exhibition to the Maine International Film Festival brings back the popular digital projections and visual artistry of Brazil’s VJ Suave.

WATERVILLE, MAINE — This year the Maine International Film Festival (MIFF) will pull back the curtain of the cinematic experience with an all-ages, interactive art exhibition exploring the world of film. MIFFONEDGE will once again be held at the Common Street Arts gallery in downtown Waterville, this year’s exciting exhibition features a suite of immersive sensory experiences including a trip through a virtual reality forest. The exhibition will be open daily from Saturday, July 14 through Saturday, July 21 from 12:00 – 7:00 pm. For more information about MIFFONEDGE visit www.MIFF.org.

Headlining MIFFONEDGE is the popular Brazilian new media artist duo VJ Suave, returning once more to MIFF with an exciting new virtual reality exhibit, “Floresta Encantada”, featuring a magical Virtual Reality (VR) forest that will respond to gestures and movements. Maine artist Susan Bickford adds to the experience with her project (Stillness) 18, which asks participants to meditate on the nature of water as they explore an entrancing cycle of a reversing falls.

New to MIFFONEDGE in 2018 is a collaborative series of pop-up art activities with The Children’s Discovery Museum that will challenge families to experiment, tinker, and get a bit messy. Additional associated MIFFONEDGE programming with Waterville Creates! will invite Festival goers to create their own forest, learn about photography by making pinhole cameras in Castonguay Square, MIFF Art Happy Hour, and more.

“We’re thrilled to offer a reimagined MIFFONEDGE experience with Volume 6 at Common Street Arts, our community’s standalone collaborative art space,” explains Festival assistant director and MIFFONEDGE curator, Jessica Shoudy. “There are so many incredible workshops and educational opportunities for all ages happening there over the course of MIFF’s ten days.”

NOTE TO EDITORS: Media outlets interested in covering the Maine International Film Festival can request credentials for the 10-day event, which runs from July 13- 22 in Waterville, Maine. To make arrangements for credentials, please contact Nathan Towne at media@watervillecreates.org or (207) 616-0292. Please submit requests prior to the festival opening.

*IMAGE CAPTION: Brazilian new media artist duo VJ Suave, returning once more to MIFF with an exciting new virtual reality exhibit, Floresta Encantada, featuring a magical Virtual Reality forest that will respond to gestures and movements.

 

About the Maine International Film Festival

The 21st annual Maine International Film Festival will be held in Waterville, Maine from July 13-22 at Railroad Square Cinema and the Waterville Opera House. During the 10 days of the festival, MIFF features nearly 100 films, representing the best of American and International independent cinema and spotlighting some of Maine and New England’s most innovative filmmakers. The full MIFF schedule is available on the festival’s website, www.miff.org. Passes start at $95 and are on sale now. The Maine International Film Festival is a project of the Maine Film Center, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to enrich, educate and entertain the community through film and art.

 

About Waterville Creates!

Waterville Creates! promotes increased awareness of cultural opportunities and events while supporting enhanced programming and operations for its community partners and audiences. Waterville Creates! provides marketing, administrative, and development services to arts and cultural institutions in the greater Waterville area. Learn more atwww.WatervilleCreates.org