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Wed, Sep 28 2016 6:00 PM

RECOMBINANT festival is a showcase of 360-degree spatial cinema and sound, and live audio-visual performances developed in collaboration with Recombinant Media Labs over the last twenty years.

This San Francisco re-launch of the historic 10-screen CineChamber environment at the Gray Area Grand Theater propels audiences into a 'VR mindset without the headset'; which extends the single viewer platform of virtual and augmented reality into a shared experience of immersive panorama.

The surround screenings are followed by dynamic live enactments from trailblazing artists; the world premiere of Full Zero, a controversially seductive-yet-disturbing, A/V performance by Ulf Langheinrich; the return of the seminal Motion Control MODELL 5 epic by Granular Synthesis; William Bennett's fearlessly percussive voodoo electronic / noise project Cut Hands; and culminating with a rare re-engagement of Maryanne Amacher's massive multichannel tour-de-force Plaything


A five-day series starting with three nights of screenings in the iconic CineChamber. The final two days of the Festival include the Re-cog-ignition Symposium and two nights of wraparound audio-visual performances. Each CineChamber program runs twice a night, with tickets sold separately for each screening. A Festival Pass can be purchased for admittance to the full Festival program. View Detailed Program.

Wed 28th Sept, Thurs 29th Sept, Fri 30th Sept

18.30 – 19.30 CineChamber Classics - Tickets
20.00 – 21.00 Panorama Paranormal - Tickets
21.30 – 22.30 CineChamber Classics - Tickets
23.00 – 00.00 Panorama Paranormal - Tickets
Sat 1st Oct - Tickets

20.30 – 21.00 Modell 5, Granular Synthesis
21.45 – 22.30 Full Zero, Ulf Langheinrich
23.30 – 00.30 Cut Hands
Sun 2nd Oct - Tickets

16.30 – 18.30 Re-cog-ignition Symposium - Tickets
19:00 – 19.30 Modell 5, Granular Synthesis
20:30 – 21.15 Full Zero, Ulf Langheinrich
21.45 – 22.45 Plaything, Maryanne Amacher