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Title

Wetwheels

Session

Shorts 5: Video Art

Session Details

Type:
Screening
Location:
The Dome
Duration:
7 mins
Date:
10th October
Time:
16:30
17:30

Synopsis

Wetwheels VR was created to inspire people with physical disabilities to take the water and get behind the wheel of a fully accessible powerboat. Shot form the POV of a wheelchair user the film takes viewers on the journey from pontoon to driving the boat. Wetwheels is a fantastic charity that gives people who are disabled the opportunity to drive a powerboat.Wetwheels was conceived and founded by disabled yachtsman, Geoff Holt MBE. Everyone can access the water with a safe, barrier free, enriching experience. It’s a fabulous adventure and really positive for everyone involved. 80% of the people who enjoy the Wetwheels experience, however, have never been on the ocean before. In order to give those people an insight into what being on the water is like, and for those who aren’t too sure, the confidence to give it a go, Wetwheels decided to create a 360 video and virtual reality experience. When Geoff approached Soundview to make that film, we were immensely honoured.

Artist info

Gareth Allen

Organisation

Soundview Media
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