THE GREATEST WAIT. IMMERSIVE FILM
Zei, a 3rd generation Palestinian refugee, returns to her ancestral home Haifa through
virtual reality, the one way she can see Palestine. Disembodied by the virtual, she
interconnects Haifa,Beirut & Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal in the 1940s, 90s & 2020s.
Zei returns home to her body with a new way of being in the world.
Creative and Technical Direction
3D design and animation
Producer: WISSAM YASSINE
Creative and Technical direction: Ali Kyas
Unreal 3D artist: Amer Hussein, Ali Kays, Ryan Ghossein
3D artist: Ali Kays, Amer Hussein, Ryan Ghossein
The Greatest wait
In Streetview, the shift from 2D to 3D is visually achieved through glitching the image, breaking
it and releasing the pixel-particles in a free form that interacts again with the user and morphs
with the narrative. Specific memories or imaginaries in the narrative visually appear as
glitches in the Streetview location; they break the sound and release it spatially while
they break the image and release its pixel-particles. The particles appear and disappear;
morph and shift in scale, color and position. This is meant to evoke the changing nature of the
world, to break the illusion of solidity in the inanimate.