For the 70th anniversary, Dennis Reinmüller who graduated from Sculpture in 2013, along with his working partner Debbie Moody, are giving viewers a chance to experience the energy of the Festival from their very own homes. They have combined digital modelling of the city with BBC archive from festivals gone by to capture the Fringe experience, from performances and comedians, to Edinburgh’s renowned streets and architecture.
Dennis and Debbie said that the initial motivation for the project started with Creative Edinburgh's Innovation Fund;
“Through this we met Jack Kibble-White from BBC Scotland. As it is the 70th anniversary of the Edinburgh Festivals, and BBC Arts were quite keen to do a virtual reality project, we all thought it might be quite exciting to do something for the Festival, so we came up with Edinburgh 70.”
So what can viewers expect to take from the experience?
“It's a joyful, surreal slice of the Edinburgh Festivals with the ability to dive into clips from the BBC archive. We hope that after seeing our piece the viewer will want to experience more virtual reality, especially as it's fully 3D, so it does feel like a little universe in itself - quite similar to the actual Edinburgh Festival.”