As part of the conference “Immersion—Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on a Key Concept in Aesthetics and Media Studies” being held at Munich’s Ludwig Maximilian University from June 16 – 18, 2011, there will be a screening of the newly restored version of Fassbinder’s WORLD ON A WIRE at the ARRI Kino in Munich on June 16 at 5.30 PM.
The academic symposium will be taking an interdisciplinary approach to the concept of immersion in simulated worlds and asking what images artists have used in this context over time. The discussion will also be addressing Fassbinder’s two-part science fiction film WORLD ON A WIRE (1973) and how he brought the idea of a virtual reality, a world on wire, to the screen.
Following the screening, cinematographer Michael Ballhaus, President of the Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation Juliane Lorenz, and Markus Kirsch from ARRI Film & TV will be participating in a workshop discussion beginning at 9.30 PM and chaired by award-winning journalist Gert Scobel. The discussion will focus on the shooting of the film, its restoration and the immersion of film in the computer.