Culture VR - A taste for risk

A taste for risk


What does Géraldine Fasnacht feel when she jumps off a cliff in a wingsuit to reach 200 km/h? What is going on in her body and in her mind? And Amaury Lavernhe, when he surfs a 10-metre high wave? What about free diver Guillaume Nery’s feelings when he reaches a depth of 120 metres? Which physiological, sensory and psychological characteristics are necessary to achieve such performances?

Those who practise extreme sports take unbelievable risks every day to reach their goals. They pass their own limits and have turned their hobby into a profession, into an obsession. No matter if it’s in the snow, under water or in the air, they, potentially, put their lives at stake, because there is no such thing than a zero risk. Which motivations do these athletes have? Where does this taste for risks come from?

The taste of the risk, a transmedia project consisting of a documentary and an immersive virtual reality experience, tries to find answers to these questions. It takes us to a unique meeting with 3 remarkable athletes and to an immersive discovery of 4 extreme disciplines: Freeride snowboarding and wingsuit flying (Géraldine Fasnacht), big wave surfing and paddleboarding (Amaury Lavernhe) and constant weight apnea (Guillaume Nery).

This project offers a documenting, interactive and immersive experience on headseats and virtual reality applications. The documentary is one of the first of this kind and will invent a new way of narration for this type of technology.


Passive 360° video

Description : The easiest format to set up and exhibit.

Platform compatibilty : Google Cardboard, Google Daydream, Samsung GearVR, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, others

Technical Requirements : VR Headset, Swivel stool/chair, Compatible smartphone or desktop PC, Charger, Internet connection

Tutorial : watch here

User Mediation: 1 person for 10 to 20 VR stations