Secret Detours

Secret Detours engages the audience with overwhelming vistas in a full spherical presentation, encompassing the viewers from all angles.
The movie short is set within a lush Chinese garden, adapted from the great traditions of imperial landscaping – in the Yunnan Garden in the West of Singapore. Four dancers, dressed in the colours of the cardinal directions, examine the spaces, the paths and the detours of the green scenery. The 360° video relates to the experience of being surrounded by mythological creatures and their traces inside the garden. As the beautiful layout of the grounds is composed from a range of intersections with multiple meandering paths to choose from, the omnidirectional video invites similarly to explore the atmosphere between an exquisite selection of trees, shrubs, bushes and pieces of architecture.

  • Elke Reinhuber
    Director
  • Chua Pei Yun
    Key Cast
  • Tan Zi Wen Vasantha
    Key Cast
  • Tan Ling Lynn
    Key Cast
  • Lim Wei Li Valerie
    Key Cast
  • Susan Sentler
    Choreography
  • Benjamin Seide
    Director of Photography
  • Ross Williams
    Director of Sound/Music
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Virtual Reality, Other
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 1, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Singapore
  • Country of Filming:
    Singapore
  • Shooting Format:
    360˚ 8K
  • Aspect Ratio:
    spherical
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Elke Reinhuber

Elke Reinhuber is not your average artist, because she became a specialist on choice, decision making and counterfactual thoughts in media arts. As a decidophobic in her own life, she explores in particular alternative layers of the here and now in her videos, but also with immersive environments and expanded photography.
Reinhuber teaches and researches at ADM/ NTU in Singapore. Initially Elke Reinhuber received professional training as an industrial photographer and studied at the Berlin University of the Arts before she started teaching at the Braunschweig University of the Arts and establishing the department for Media Design at GUC Cairo. During her doctoral research, she received the Baden-Württemberg grant to study with Armin Linke, Michael Clegg and Isaac Julien at HfG Karlsruhe.
Her artwork was presented in several international institutions, most recently at ZKM Karlsruhe, Fotomuseum Winterthur, the Grid Photofestival Amsterdam and V&A Digital Futures in London.

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