DYSPLA_two women 

360º film

When a Middle Eastern woman falls pregnant, she is forced to admit that her sexuality is a lie. ‘DYSPLA_two women’ is a 360º Artist Moving Image film, funded by Arts Council England and produced by art studio, DYSPLA.

Inspired by the 2018 National LGBT Survey which revealed that 68% of Britains's gay community avoid openly holding hands with a partner in public for fear of a negative reaction from others. Commissioned by Birmingham University Arts and Science Festival, Beatfreeks and supported by the Arts Council England, DYSPLA_two women is a 360º experience set on a train which, in the flash of a daydream, explores how barriers in society block the intuitive desire to connect with another person.

Past prototype screenings...
Aesthetica Film Festival, York, November 2020
• Tate Modern, XRLO, March 2020

Festival of Audacity, Birmingham, June 2019

Supported by the Arts Council England, DYSPLA brought together an innovative team of VR experts, including Award-Winning VR Artist Peter Collis, Award-Winning Producer Jessica Driscoll, and VR academic Dr. Ana-Despina Tudor.

Selected by the BeatFreeks Arts and Science Festival of the University of Birmingham and supported by the Arts Council England, DYSPLA was commisioned by the BeatFreeks Collective to produce this politically motivated VR film for the Festival of Audacity 2019.

“TWO WOMEN lock eyes on a train and play out imagined scenes of intimacy. Time and space merge into a vivid daydream; away from the hostility of their subway seat while they explore their otherness. But who is the architect of the world they temporarily inhabit and can fantasy ever be as meaningful as the reality of feeling?” 

Character A - Melissa Dean 
Character B - Agatha Ezzedine

Written and Directed - Lennie Varvarides
Producer and Creative Director - Kazimir Bielecki
Director of Photography - Peter Collis
Producer - Jessica Driscoll
VR Design Consultant - Dr. Ana-Despina Tudor

DYSPLA are a neurodivergent lead, Tottenham based studio, supported by the Arts Council England. We work internationally in film, immersive theatre, installation & digital art. Incorporated in 2013 to shed light on Dyslexic Narrative and the Neurodivergent Aesthetic, DYSPLA is at the forefront of neurodivergent creativity. To find out more, please contact us.

Festival of Audacity, Birmingham, June 2019

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