Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s virtual reality installation will make a stopover to Montreal in December. Studio PHI thus participated in the optimization of Carne y Arena, whose world tour has just started in Aurora, Colorado.
In collaboration with Emerson Collective and Legendary Entertainment, Studio PHI has notably participated in the evolution and improvement of Carne y Arena (Virtually present, physically invisible). The objective of these technical innovations is to facilitate the transport of the installation and to increase its reception capacity.
Pandemic requires, the space for the circulation of visitors has also been adapted to limit interactions and respect distancing.
“Carne y Arena addresses issues of great relevance, today more than ever. PHI’s mission is to give artists a voice while engaging the public through their works. We are proud to have drawn on the expertise of Studio PHI and its team, by allowing the installation to move easily from one city to another to give a wider audience the chance to discover this striking work, ”said Phoebe Greenberg, Founder and Director of PHI.
The twenty-minute creation by the Mexican filmmaker explores, thanks to virtual reality, the human condition of refugees and migrants. Carne y Arena is based on the lived and reconstructed stories of refugees from Central America and Mexico. The experience takes place in the Mexican desert of Chihuahuan, on the American border.
Carne y Arena premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2017.
Alejandro G. Iñárritu notably directed Amores Perros, Babel and the Revenant.
He is also the recipient of five Oscars. He remains the first Mexican to have received the statuette for Best Film for Birdman or (The Unsuspected Virtues of Ignorance) in 2015.