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Another Dream

Step into the lives of others and explore stories in entirely new ways at Doc/Fest's Alternate Realities exhibition.

This year, Alternate Realities will be split into two, with the Converging Sensibilities VR cinema and the exhibition Subconscious Sensibilities.

Converging Sensibilities
Hallam Performance Lab, Arundel Gate, S1 2LQ
Open Thursday 6th June 12-8pm, Friday 7th-Tuesday 11th June 11am-8pm

A VR cinema, immersing you in a selection of 360º documentaries that fall into five themed programmes: Faith & Family / Mind & Body / Injustice & Courage / Art & Design / Climate & Care. Visualise music (Crackle Pop), join a quest for a first sexual experience (4 Feet: Blind Date), find yourself amongst India's huge Kumbh Mela gathering (Hand in Hand), journey back in time to Walter Gropius's last architectural masterpiece (Bauhaus in Bavaria), and see the memories of a 400-year-old Japanese bonsai tree that survived the atomic blast in Hiroshima (The Atomic Tree).

Algorithmic Perfumery

Subconscious Sensibilities
Site Gallery
Open Thursday 6th June 12-8pm, Friday 8th-Tuesday 11th June 11am-8pm (closes at 7pm on Sunday)

A group exhibition of interactive installations designed to stimulate all your senses. Play with gender expression (Through the Wardrobe), follow the story of an Egyptian lesbian couple who are forced to choose between love and home (Another Dream), get a sense of the realities of gentrification for people who live in a London social housing estate (Common Ground), interact with videogame depictions of trans people in Japan (Interactive Portraits) and have your own unique scent created by an AI system (Algorithmic Perfumery).

Entry is free to both parts of Alternate Realities but on-the-day booking will be required for the VR cinema and for just five of the projects in the exhibition (Common Ground, Aftermath: Euromaidan, Another Dream, Forest, and Through The Wardrobe). Get tickets from the box offices on Tudor Square or Site Gallery Square.

See more films and events in our Sheffield Doc/Fest 2019 picks.

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