COSMOS WITHIN US is a daring storytelling experiment blurring the boundaries between VR and performance. Through a combination of state of the art technologies, immersive soundscapes, scent, and touch, the piece explores the intricate connection between memory and the senses.
Alzheimer’s does not discriminate. This piece was created to deliver a sense of hope and understanding to anyone affected by this very common and devastating disease. With advancements in VR, we strive to remember the forgotten.
The story draws us inside the mind of Aiken, a 60-year-old man desperately trying to hold on to his childhood memories. Aiken suffers from Alzheimer’s, and his struggle is one against a dwindling mind, against time, against final loss.
COSMOS WITHIN US has achieved recognition with a Spirit of Raindance award and a nomination for the Producers Guild of America’s Innovation award. Since its premiere in 2019 at Venice Film Festival, the production has grown in size and has an audience capacity of 150 people.
Authors: Ben FARRY, Tupac MARTIR
Producers: Lilian HESSE, Rubin SHAH, Mario GUTH, François LE GALL
Actors: Janine HORSBURGH, Nathan GROSNICKEL, Fanny BLANCHARD, Aude-Laurence BIVER, Nilton MARTINS, Gauthier GIRAU, Françoise Stella MARQUET, Adèle ESSEGER, Igor IGROK, Lionel DELCROIX, Miguel Angel GONZALVES GONZALEZ, Yazan DOUBAL, Rhys GANNON, Rosy LEVINE, Tyler ROSS, Lilia HICKS, Paddy GLYNN
With the support of: Film Fund Luxembourg (LU)