Barcelona – At this year’s IAM Weekend, Melbourne-based Pitch Studios has created a short film that leads the viewer on a tour of five futuristic islands to Find Your Truth(s).
The film, Virtual Gap Year, features the work of four artists – Smisko Ackerman, Lorna Pittaway, Twomuch Studio and Polina Zinziver – and plays on the traditional gap year narrative in which young adults go abroad to find themselves. Playing to this, the film asks ‘Are you confused about the futures. Are you seeking a fresh perspective only travel can effectuate?’
Expanding on IAM Weekend's overarching theme for 2019, the Quantumness of Archipelagos, which explores the idea that it is possible to experience ‘multiple unfixed realities full of interesting contradictions’, the film brings to the fore the idea that the internet is not resigned to following a fixed course, but is something more organic with various manifestations.
‘The internet is still in its very early stages,’ says Taylor Mitchell, head of Pitch Portal at Pitch Studios. ‘It’s important to constantly re-imagine how we use it, with a focus on connectivity helping to move our culture forward. I hope we can remould the internet to help us decentralise (and nurture) new ideas, creativity and understanding.’
Look out for our Need to Know special on Tuesday 26 March in which we will round up the best of IAM Weekend 19.