Jaunt China, a joint venture between Jaunt Inc, Shanghai Media Group and China Media Capital, has launched Fantasy Land, a virtual reality (VR) exhibition, at the Shanghai HKRI Taikoo Hui.
The exhibition features 28 titles curated from Jaunt China's library of more thatn 300 titles, including winners and nominees from film festivals such as Sundance, Tribeca, Cannes and Venice. In addition, four titles - An Obituary, The Caretaker, The Wild Immersion and Between Petrov And Vodkin - are premiering in China.
Birdly VR, the VR flight simulator designed by Swiss firm SOMNIACS, is making its first public appearance in China since its prototype launch in 2013. The flight simulator recreates full-body flight experience instinctively with arms and hands - movements correlating to the flapping of wings or moving of a tail just as a bird might do. The sense of flying is also enhanced through visual and audio effects, together with a synchronised ventilation system to simulate the breeze during the flight.
Fantasy Land is divided into two parts: VR Cinema and VR Experiences. The VR Cinema, powered by Jaunt China's proprietary VR cinema and exhibition technology, is dedicated to screening the VR titles, with a rotating weekly playlist. The VR Experiences will have four thematic zones: Light Stage, The Anywhere Door, Nature Extinction and Space Walk.
Fantasy Land is the first exhibition exclusively developed and hosted by Jaunt China and runs until 2 September.