Presented during the 70th Festival de Cannes, this is a virtual reality installation to be screened in full version in the Deposito at Fondazione Prada in Milan.
“During the past four years in which this project has been growing in my mind, I had the privilege of meeting and interviewing many Mexican and Central American refugees. Their life stories haunted me, so I invited some of them to collaborate with me in the project,” said Iñárritu. “My intention was to experiment with VR technology to explore the human condition in an attempt to break the dictatorship of the frame, within which things are just observed, and claim the space to allow the visitor to go through a direct experience walking in the immigrants’ feet, under their skin, and into their hearts.”
W: Alejandro G. Iñárritu: CARNE y ARENA (Virtually Present, Physically Invisible)
Fondazione Prada, Milan, Largo Isarco 2, Milan, Italy