Isobel Knowles & Van Sowerwine

Isobel Knowles & Van Sowerwine

This 360 degree stop-motion VR by directors Isobel Knowles & Van Sowerwine recreates and investigates the geographic and visual dislocation of arriving somewhere unfamiliar and beginning the journey of finding a new home in a foreign land.

You are sitting in the back of a taxi, driving in the dark. As the landscape begins to change, the outside environment becomes increasingly surreal. You piece together your story—abstracted and dream-like— as you progress into the quiet shock of a new world. Your taxi driver, himself a migrant to Australia, navigates the new terrain with you, acting as your guide while also revealing parts of his own story.


Director: Isobel Knowles, Van Sowerwine
Production: Film Camp
Running Time: 10’
Country: Australia
Main Cast: Sami Shah
Screenplay, Cinematographer, Editor: Isobel Knowles, Van Sowerwine
Music: Mirko Guerrini
Sound: Byron Scullin
Visual Effects: Julia Egerton

Virtual Reality activities are not recommended for children under 13.

Please arrive ten minutes in advance.