The schedule is now final! There might still be some minor changes, but we’ll try to keep them to a minimum. A note regarding the location: the entire festival will take place at Urban Spree this year. Get your ticket for the festival now.
Back To Schedule
Friday, April 27 • 16:30 - 17:00
Yotam Rozin: Homescape: darkness and memory in virtual reality

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule, view media, leave feedback and see who's attending!

Feedback form is now closed.
Walking alone at night, at the edge of my village, I flash the dark landscape with my camera. A series of images spark a passionate vision and urge me to go on an adventure - to independently create VR indie game Homescape with no prior game development experience.

Homescape is a hypnotizing and mysterious Virtual Reality art-game. Wearing the headset, players go through guided meditation and dive deep into a dark landscape, whose design is based on the fields surrounding Ma’as, the artist's Israeli hometown.

In the midst of the native biota, vestiges of colonial British rule, and ruins of Palestinian settlements, players encounter the inhabitants of the cultural unconscious, who reside together to form the sites of the artist’s childhood memories.

The independent exploration of this vast digital landscape evokes moments of cognitive uncertainty and form an alluring, poetic, and thought-provoking experience.

In this talk, I will outline the process of creating Homescape - a project that challenges the borders between film, game, and art. I will discuss the place of philosophy and poetics in Virtual Reality, and think out loud about art, friendship, childhood memories, darkness, technology, and politics.

avatar for Yotam Rozin

Yotam Rozin

Born in 1989, Indie game developer, media artist and independent designer/animator. Yotam’s work rewires poetics and politics with both cutting-edge and prevalent technological media in order to expand the borders of human experience. Since 2013, his works have been exhibited and... Read More →

Friday April 27, 2018 16:30 - 17:00 CEST
Stage 2