THE HANGMAN AT HOME // 2020/2021 DK, FR, CA
The Hangman at Home
“What does the hangman think about when he goes home at night from work?”
Inspired by the iconic Carl Sandburg poem (1922), this VR single-user immersive experience explores themes of acknowledgement and participation. It is not about hanging people, but about the awkward intimacy that comes with being human, and the connection between spectator, witness, and accomplice. The animated, interactive experience invites you into five interwoven stories, capturing pivotal moments in people’s lives. The Hangman at Home – VR ultimately reveals that we are all more alike than different, while raising questions of responsibility.
This multi-media project has three distinct and singular outputs:
- The Hangman at Home – VR – a single-user immersive experience (world premiere at the Venice Biennale);
- The Hangman at Home – an animated short film independent of the VR experience (to be released in 2021);
- We Are at Home – a multi-user VR installation for a larger venue and audience (to be announced).
It is a co-production between Late Love Production (Denmark), Floréal Films (France), Miyu Productions (France) and the National Film Board of Canada.
Here can see our work-in-progress presentation at Annecy Int. Animation festival 2020
Production: Late love production (DK), Miyu productions (FR), Floreal Films (FR), National Film Board (CA)
Genre: Virtual Reality Experience / Animation / Participatory performance
Technique: Paint on footage, 2D and 3D animation
Target group: Adult
Length: VR 25 min. / Performance 45 min.
Year of production: 2020 / 2021
VR Format: Multi-user, single user 6DOF / HTC VIVE, Oculus Rift and Quest
Country of origin: Denmark, France, Canada
Supported by: The Danish Filminstitute (DK), The West Danish film fund (DK), CNC (FR), NFB (CA), The Animation Workshop (DK).