Unceded Territories

Created by Paisley Smith

Director: Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun
Co-Director: Paisley Smith
Key Collaborators: Patrick Weekes (Creative Technologist), ZeMind Studios
Producers: Jason Legge, Ketsia Vedrine, Peter Denny
Country: Canada, USA
Runtime: 6 minutes

Unceded Territories is an interactive VR experience where the audience experiences the colorful natural world in acclaimed First Nations artist Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun’s iconic pop-surrealist art style. Through infectious interaction, the participant creates a beautiful, natural paradise and experiences freedom, joy and the satisfaction of control over the land. A Tribe Called Red provides the powerful music for the piece and, as the pulse of this world beats faster, the participant is increasingly faced with their lack of control as the wheel of environmental destruction has been set in motion.