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VR Watersnoodramp 1953

Director: Kuba Szutkowski
Museum installation, coupled with a regional account in VR that makes you witness to the 1953 flood disaster before, during and after the fatal arrival of the water.
VR North Sea Flood 1953, commissioned by Streekmuseum Goeree-Overflakkee, consists of a seven-minute VR experience making the viewer witness to the night of the catastrophic flood in 1953. In addition, the exhibition includes a photo story, combining archive pictures and manipulated photos. This way, the story of the VR experience merges with the real-life aftermath of the flood. You follow a family from Goeree-Overflakkee before, during and after the fatal influx of the water. Where the family initially – by local nature – laughs off the forecast storm, uncle Jakob decides to size up the situation at the dyke after alarming radio broadcasts. There, he looks out over a water mass reaching a perilously high tide. He alerts his brother and the latter’s family. They decide to abandon the island, but are caught by the water.

Title: VR Watersnoodramp 1953
Year: 2018
Duration : 7 minutes
Category: Interactive project
Edition: NFF 2018

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