Special Effect is an event that fuses interactive animation and performance to channel “90 minutes of live television from a dystopian future.” Drawing inspiration from Andrei Tarkovsky’s cult-beloved science fiction film Stalker, experimental video collective Cartune Xprez called on 20 artists to create brief, animated pieces exploring the movie’s central motif: an inexplicable, mystical space called “The Zone” that grants voyagers their innermost desires.
Intrigued? Catch the US theatrical premiere at New York’s Museum of the Moving Image this coming January. If you’re not NYC-based, Special Effect will also be playing a number of dates around Australia and Europe. Or just contact the creators directly and bring the performance to you. Get the full details from their latest project update.