ODYSSEY. Villa Circe was chosen for the Impulse Content Creation program during the 2023 edition of VRDays Immersive Tech Week. The event, set to take place at the iconic De Doelen venue in Rotterdam, will coincide with the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), promising an exciting blend of cutting-edge technology and artistic innovation.
ODYSSEY. Villa Circe is an interactive VR experience where AES+F interpret the world of Homer’s heroes as if they were alive today, addressing humanity’s hopes and fears about the future. A feminist sorceress, living in a luxurious villa on the Mediterranean coast with a wonderful collection of modern art, turns the beautiful young men accompanying Odysseus into pig-like mutants.
ODYSSEY. Villa Circe is a collaborative effort that brings together AES+F, SAINT D Studio, and Exiland, promising an immersive experience that will expand the boundaries of virtual reality storytelling. The interdisciplinary approach of ODYSSEY. Villa Circe merges cutting-edge technology, art, and storytelling, aiming to provide a fully immersive experience
About Saint D Studio
SAINT D Studio is an ArtTech startup run by Denis Semenov aka Sa1ntDenis operating in France.
Sa1ntDenis generally creates virtual and artificial intelligence art. He works primarily in the fields of audiovisual performance and immersive installation. His particular works explore how the power of AI algorithms can create art pieces that challenge the boundaries of human imagination.
Being immersed in AI and VR, he combines creativity and cutting-edge technology. The artist is exploring how technologies generate new artistic forms, from paintings to music compositions. This intersection of human creativity and machine learning produces artworks that can provoke real thought and emotion.
Sa1ntDenis has received a number of awards for his works including Nomination for Emmy Awards as Outstanding Interactive Media: Documentary (USA), Webby Award — People's Voice Winner (News (Immersive and Mixed reality), Volumetric/6 degrees of freedom) (USA), Red Dot — Best of the Best, Red Dot. His works have been presented internationally at South by Southwest (USA), NewImages Film Festival by Forum des Images (France), Venice Film Festival (Italy), Cannes Film Festival (France) etc.
Exiland is a virtual space & ecosystem, that connects interactive third-person gaming and VR technologies with an immersive user/visitor experience of art.
Transcending geographical boundaries and creating a unique immersive experience for the visitors in a captivating gaming format. Virtualization technologies, such as laptops, smartphones, Apple Vision Pro, and Oculus, visitors can fully immerse themselves and personally experience art by reading, listening, connecting, touching, or playing.
Exiland's Mission is to connect creative and art-interested people everywhere in the world to experience art as an immersive adventure by connecting third-person gaming and virtualization technologies.
Exiland's Goal is to transcend geographical boundaries, make social impact projects and build a global art community through connective virtual space.