Satore Studio, a_bahn, Satore Tech
Cosmos Within Us
Cosmos Within Us is a daring storytelling experiment blurring the boundaries between VR, performance, cinema, and music. Through a combination of state-of-the-art tech, immersive soundscapes, scent, and touch, the groundbreaking piece, directed by Tupac Martir, explores the intricate connection between memory and the senses.
This 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.
As Aiken wanders through the spaces of his past, they shape-shift as if in a state of constant reconstruction inside his fragmented brain. He relives time spent during summer holidays with his beloved little sister, Lily, and meaningful family moments—but those fond memories feel tainted. There is something at the very back of his consciousness, concealed in oblivion, waiting to be relived and refelt. This is the one memory he’s trying to forget…
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.
A co-production between Satore Studio, aBahn, and Satore Tech, Cosmos Within Us premiered at the 76th Venice Film Festival in 2019. It was also recognized for its immersive storytelling at the 27th Raindance Film Festival, winning the prestigious “Spirit of Raindance” award.
“Creative and technical innovations which truly create an atmospheric and emotional journey for the viewer. This level of creativity is unparalleled in the current VR environment.” – Festival Director, Elliot Grove.
Presented by Future of StoryTelling (FoST)
The Future of StoryTelling (FoST) is a passionate community of people from the worlds of media, technology, and communications who are exploring how storytelling is evolving in the digital age. At the heart of FoST is the Summit (June 3–4, 2020), a two-day, invitation-only gathering of 600 leaders from the worlds of business, technology, media, and the arts. In addition to the Summit, FoST also produces a wide range of year-round content and programming.