Nothing to be Written 2018-08-21T10:39:43+00:00

Project Description

Nothing to be Written

BBC VR Hub,
UK

59 Productions have been commissioned by the BBC VR Hub to create a 6 minute bespoke VR experience inspired by the Five Telegrams commission by the BBC Proms, Edinburgh International Festival and 14-18 Now. The experience takes the second movement of Anna Meredith’s Five Telegrams and creates a brand new interpretation of the music in Virtual reality.

During the first world war millions of multiple choice postcards were sent home by soldiers from the trenches. Nothing except a signature was allowed to be written on the card, communication could only take place through the prescribed phrases. Nothing to be Written is a VR artwork inspired from the messages on these postcards and the circumstances under which they were written and received.

Credits

Presented by

BBC Proms
Edinburgh International Festival
14-18 Now: WW1 Centenary Art Commissions

Commissioned by

BBC VR Hub

Composer

Anna Meredith

59 Team

Project Director

Lysander Ashton

Writer

Mark Grimmer

Lead Animators

David Curtis
Marco Sandeman

Animators

Laurent de Vleeschouwer
Chris Stoneman

Producer

Rebecca Collis

Art Director

Molly Einchcomb

VR Development

All seeing Eye

Assistant Designers

Felix Green
Usamah Qaiser

Design Interns

Hannah Schrage
Marta Radecka

Audio Edit

Mike Hatch at Floating Earth

VR Sound Recording, Design & Mix

Tom Parnell, BBC R&D

With Special Thanks To

The Imperial War Museums