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A Life in Flowers

Venice Virtual Reality

Director:
Armando Kirwin
Production:
RYOT (Jake Sally, Zeda Stone, Nigel Tierney), Artie (Armando Kirwin, Emma Debany)
Running Time:
20’
Country:
USA, Japan
Main Cast:
Azuma Makoto
Screenplay:
Armando Kirwin
Music:
Viktor Phoenix, Jean-Pascal Beaudoin
Sound:
Headspace Studios, Viktor Phoenix, Jean-Pascal Beaudoin
Narrator(s):
Azuma Makoto, Daisuke Tsuji

Synopsis

A Life in Flowers is an interactive virtual reality experience and fine art installation powered by the participant’s own voice. The project combines the work of renowned botanical sculptor, Azuma Makoto, with veteran virtual reality creator, Armando Kirwin. In the experience, participants will enter a physical art installation and then be placed into virtual reality. Once inside the virtual environment, they will explore the harmony between flowers and human life during a conversation with Azuma achieved using advanced artificial intelligence technology. As the conversation progresses, a unique bouquet of flowers will form based on each participant’s life.

Director’s Statement

A Life in Flowers is an installation about multiple lives: Azuma’s life as an artist, the lives of flowers, and the lives we each lead. Our hope is that each participant will come away with a newfound appreciation of life in all of its forms.

Producers/Distributors

PRODUCTION 1: Jake Sally, Zeda Stone, Nigel Tierney – RYOT
11995 Bluff Creek Drive
90094 – Los Angeles, United States
Tel. 213)-238-1737
jake.sally@ryot.org
http://www.ryot.org

PRODUCTION 2: Armando Kirwin, Emma Debany – Artie
601 W 5th St.
90071 – Los Angeles, United States
Tel. 1-505-417-3908
armando@artie.com
http://www.artie.com

WORLD SALES: Myriam Achard - Centre Phi
407, rue Saint-Pierre Montréal, QC, CA H2Y 2M3
machard@centre-phi.com
Tel. 514-779-8868

ITALIAN DISTRIBUTION: Jake.sally@ryot.org

PRESS OFFICE: Craig Greiwe – Roger and Cowan
1840 Century Park E
90067 – Los Angeles, United States
CGreiwe@rogersandcowan.com


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