Like the Adams River sockeye show at Uninterrupt, the award-winning cinematic experience is flying home from Vancouver to produce a series of virtual reality shows at Shuswap.
In 2010, Nettie Wild, an internationally acclaimed documentary filmmaker, was one of about 160,000 people who stood on the banks of the Adams River. It was witness to the astonishing run of nearly four million sockeyes salmon that crossed over 600 kilometers of the Pacific Ocean to lay eggs.
From that life-changing experience, and subsequent filming of stunning red and green salmon with a highly specialized underwater camera, she and three co-creators began their journey. They have created a huge public spectacle – uninterrupted – a high-tech parade of salmon spanning the Cambie Street Bridge in Vancouver.
Designed and directed by Wild, with editor Michael Brockington and producers Rae Hull and Betsy Carson, the 2017 Uninterrupt scene has since been transformed into a virtual reality (VR) experience, with 20 audiences immersed in a salmon return trip, each person wearing a VR headset and seated. on their own swivel chair. Performances are free to the public, ages eight to 88.
Unbroken includes the voice of Nesconlith’s elder, Mary Thomas, who died in 2007 and tells the story of salmon in Secwepemctsin, the Secwépemc language. Wilde said her voice is still an integral part of the VR version, woven into the soundscape, “Our River Heartbeat… It keeps us right.”
Uninterrupted VR will be relayed via Shuswap, starting at Quaaout Lodge in Skwlax (near Chase in North Shuswap) on October 26 and 27, Red Barn Center for the Arts in Sicamous October 28 and 29, and Salmon Arm’s Song Sparrow Hall on October 3, 4 and November 5.
In general, with some differences, there will be six 30-minute shows per day at the three locations; The first at 10:15 a.m. and the last at 7:30 p.m. with a mid-day break.
At Salmon Arm, hits, with 20 speakers each, are on November 3 at 10:15 a.m., 11:30, 12:45, 5 p.m., 6:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
November 4 will be a special day, as the public open-air market in the Song Sparrow Hall begins at 5 pm and continues throughout the evening.
Public performances will be on November 4 at 10:15 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:45 p.m. and 4 p.m.
On November 5, the shows are at 10:15, 11:30, 12:45, 5 pm, and 7:30 pm as of October 15, and the 6:15 show on November 5 was the first sold out.
Free tickets to watch Salmon Arm online can be obtained at Eventbrite Under Arm Salmon.
In Sicamous at the Red Barn, six scenes are presented on each of the two days. Free tickets can be obtained online at Eventbrite under Sycamos.
Free tickets will be available to watch at Quaaout Lodge in Skwlax on October 26 and 27 at Eventbrite.
Once the Shuswap tour is complete, four UninterruptVR Headphones will come to rest at the Salmon Arm Arts Center from November 8 to December 10, to be part of its aquatic exhibit, Séwllkwe.
Wild talks excitedly about UninterruptVR and the return of digital salmon to Shuswap.
“The bridge was great and we were able to accommodate 400-1800 people at a time, and it was great. The goggles are completely different, the picture and the sound. It’s perfect. You don’t fall in the ambient light of the city, and you don’t have all that sonic scene bleeding into it. It’s like sapphire over there. . This is beautiful.
“Then, on top of everything else, we were working with these amazing magicians, who are creative tech and developers who just work in VR. They just added magic. It was really exciting, really.”
UninterruptVR is a central part of the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association or “7 Celebrations – Reconnecting in Thompson Okanagan”.
With this year’s dominant race facing major challenges, Wilde said, there is one more reason for people everywhere to experience the wonder of salmon.
“It has a mission. And our job is just to connect people to the miracle of all of this. Let the fish work their magic… Those salmon, once they swim into your life, we are hooked, not theirs.”
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