VR

The Seven-Step Verse

A VR by Ella Raidel
Country: Austria/Singapore
Year: 2022
Length: 9'

Stills/Portrait director

The documentary VR work explores the relationship between space and body in Singapore's iconic modernist shopping malls in seven scenarios. The Seven-Step Verse is inspired by the Chinese poet Cao Zhi, who believed that a poem in seven verses shows wit, speed, and creativity. The performers occupy the malls, appropriating clothing and gestures and reciting texts as they pass by - thus pointing to the underlying ideological and social hierarchies.

Festivals
1. SeaShorts Film Festival (Malaysia, September 2022)

Cast/Performer
Nicole Phua, Veronyka Lau, Valerie Koon, Smiha Kapoor, Gladis Ng*

Crew
Director: Ella Raidel
Screenplay: Ella Raidel
Producer: Ella Raidel
VR Cinematographer and VR Technical Director: Benjamin Seide
Sound recording: Vanessa Yip, Chua Xin Yun, Yang Haolin
Sound design: Ross Adrian Williams
Editor: Benjamin Seide
Composer: Ross Adrian Williams
Production design: Ella Raidel
Color correction: Benjamin Seide
Title design: Benjamin Seide