// THE DREAM WANDERER //

June 4, 2017

CHECK OUT THE DREAM WANDERER WEBSITE! (THAT’S WHERE MOST ACTIVITY IS HAPPENING THESE DAYS…)

Moogfest 2017 // May 18-21

May 14, 2017

The Dream Wanderer mobile VR gallery will be parked at CCB Plaza in downtown Durham for the duration of the 2017 edition of Moogfest. Come say hi!  

PRESS: Austin Chronicles Calls Lily Dale “Beautiful and Immersive”

January 27, 2017

Our first day in Austin, we parked outside the Austin Chronicle and tried to lure out journalists to experience Lily Dale in The Dream Wanderer. Fortunately, Wayne Brenner came out and gave us an amazing review: And, brothers and sisters, “wow” is definitely the word. Lily Dale is a virtual reality experience that’s on the […]

DREAM WANDERER TOUR BEGINS!

December 8, 2016

The Dream Wanderer was once a forgotten Ford Econoline transit shuttle parked in the back lot at a used car dealership in Olean, NY. After being gutted and wrapped and retrofitted, the Dream Wanderer has a third life as a touring virtual reality gallery showcasing all-original virtual reality artworks by Buffalo-based arts collective Flatsitter. So […]

// 2016 america //

November 8, 2016

“Rhapsody” — Live Theater Meets Virtual Reality

October 29, 2016

Rhapsody by Torn Space in collaboration with FLATSITTER November 4-27 The Adam Mickiewicz Dramatic Circle 612 Fillmore Avenue, Buffalo NY Tickets: $25 General / Students $15 / Seniors $22 (rebates available at door) Torn Space presents a performance installation with the Virtual Reality developer FLATSITTER. This immersive performance studies a woman as she deals with […]

THEY KILL THINGS wins Special Jury Prize at Buffalo International Film Festival

October 23, 2016

THEY KILL THINGS won the Special Jury Prize, WNY Short award at the Buffalo International Film Festival. Thanks to everyone involved, especially the hard-working visionaries at Torn Space Theater.

The Dream Wanderer — A Mobile Virtual Reality Gallery

October 23, 2016

The Dream Wanderer Bus is a first-of-its-kind mobile virtual reality gallery housed inside of a customized transit shuttle. I’ve already purchased the bus — now comes the fun part! With your support, we’ll be converting this into a beautiful, comfortable, relaxing space to enjoy a menu of all-original virtual reality content. I hope you can […]

‘They Kill Things’ Screening at Buffalo International Film Festival

September 30, 2016

See a screening of They Kill Things by FLATSITTER, based on Torn Space Theater’s site-specific performance. Part of the Buffalo International Film Fest: Sun, Oct, 9th 4:30PM, North Park Theatre. The short film follows the rehearsal and production of an amazing site-specific theater performance installation that lived at Silo City during the summer of 2015. […]

OPENING — Lily Dale by Flatsitter

September 22, 2016

Lily Dale by Flatsitter MAKE AN APPOINTMENT [press release] [Preview Article from The Public] Lily Dale was founded in 1879 as a camp and meeting place for Spiritualists and Freethinkers. Residents of this small town in Western New York claim to communicate with the dead. The ‘Guidelines for Spiritualism’ are posted on the wall of […]

Lily Dale VR in Octagon Room — Lily Dale, NY // September 17th

August 17, 2016

WHO: The Lily Dale Assembly and Flatsitter Media Arts Collective WHAT: Virtual Reality Installation (Family-Friendly, ages 10+) WHEN: Saturday September 17th, Noon to 7pm WHERE: Octagon Room, 12 Library Street, Lily Dale, NY 14752 COST: Free CONTACT: lilydaleassembly@netsync.net // info@flatsitter.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Lily Dale: Virtual Reality is coming to Pomfret! The community of Lily […]

“hemerocalle” // Movement + Video

August 7, 2016

“hémérocalle” // Movement by Kerwin Barrington, Erin Lamontagne, Emily LeBlanc // Music by FLATSITTER // February 16, 2016 // Montréal, QC

Flatsitter at Satellite Art Show // Art Basel Miami Beach

July 14, 2016

Flatsitter will be delivering the final Theta installation at the Satellite Art Show during Art Basel Miami Beach, December 1-4. With Support from the New York State Council on the Arts

Virtual Reality Motion Capture Session with Ginger Wagg

July 13, 2016

We recently completed a motion capture session with the amazingly talented Ginger Wagg from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Ginger is a movement artist and musician and brought her undeniable energy to this session. We’ll be utilizing this motion data in our latest virtual reality project called ‘Lily Dale’, a metaphysical, randomized VR journey. Thanks, Ginger!

SCHEDULE: White Buck at Silo City

June 13, 2016

SCHEDULE WHAT: Silo City hosts ‘White Buck’ — a virtual reality spirit journey by Flatsitter WHERE: Silo City // Marine A // GPS: 42.860566, -78.862848 // Buffalo, NY DATES & TIMES: Tuesday, June 14th: 6pm to 9pm Wednesday, June 15th: 6pm to 9pm Thursday, June 16th: 6pm to 9pm Friday, June 17th: 6pm to 9pm Saturday, June 18th: 1pm […]

THIS WEEKEND: White Buck VR Installation at Silo City

June 3, 2016

WHO: Flatsitter Media Arts Collective WHAT: Virtual Reality Installation (Family-Friendly) WHEN: Saturday June 4th 11am-5pm // Sunday June 5th 2pm-7pm && Sunday June 5th 2pm-8pm before the Silo Sessions concert in same location. WHERE: Silo City, Marine A, Buffalo NY (Childs Street, Buffalo, NY) COST: Free CONTACT: info@flatsitter.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE After a successful VR […]

PRESS: The Creator’s Project Visits Theta Spa at Moogfest

May 24, 2016

LINK TO ARTICLE “When I emerge from Theta, I’m surprised at how calming and mesmerizing the experience has actually been. Marler’s Unreal Engine visuals were very often astounding. These visuals, combined with the immersive audio, vibration and scents, made me feel as if I didn’t want to leave the VR experience, which is a feeling […]

Theta Spa Headed to Moogfest!

May 14, 2016

THETA (Θ) is a guided meditation virtual reality spa experience founded on principles of sensorial decadence and medical relaxation. (theta.flatsitter.com) LOCATION: 21c Museum Hotel, Gallery 1 // 111 N. Corcoran St, Durham, NC 27701 DATES: Thursday May 19 to Sunday May 22 TIME: 10am to 7pm COST: FREE Virtual Reality Experience by Flatsitter Guided Meditation by Noah Falck Lighting Design by […]

“Poison Arrows” // Night Slaves

May 4, 2016

// This video was inspired by that creepy youtube clip of young girls singing about ‘Ameritude’ before a Trump rally — and by my feeling of encroaching, crippling anxiety as we approach November 8, like a horrible itchy ass rash that no amount of carpet-rubbing will sate. NIGHT SLAVES

“early riser” // music by kiltertolks // video by flatsitter

April 25, 2016

early riser // music by kiltertolks // video by flatsitter from FLATSITTER on Vimeo.   A beautiful song from Kiltertolks paired with footage from Mexico City and Quebec.

Virtual Reality Showroom at Silo City — Opens May 7th

April 24, 2016

Immediate Release What: Flatsitter Opens Permanent Virtual Reality Installation at Silo City, Debuts New VR Experience — ‘White Buck’ When: Saturday May 7th, 10am to 10pm Where: Silo City // 42°51’39.6″N 78°51’53.2″W // Buffalo, NY Contact: Kyle Marler || info@flatsitter.com Site: whitebuck.flatsitter.com Flatsitter Opens Permanent Virtual Reality Installation at Silo City, Premieres ‘White Buck’ Hidden in plain sight, […]

Next Stop: 2016 Moog Festival // Durham, NC // May 19-22, 2016

April 19, 2016

Flatsitter will be presenting Theta at the 2016 Moog Festival at the 21c Hotel in downtown Durham, NC. View schedule here.

Photo Gallery from Bota Bota Spa Montreal (Photos by Melody Lane)

April 17, 2016

Melody Lane Photography (www.melodylanephotos.com)

Theta Meditation at Casper Sleep Symposium NYC

April 9, 2016

Big thanks to Casper Mattresses and Imprint Projects for including Theta VR Meditation in the Casper Sleep Symposium on April 17. More information and tickets can be found here.

Bota Bota spa-sur-l’eau // Réalité Virtuelle Méditation // 31 mars au 3 avril

March 26, 2016

Take a moment to fully focus your attention on the present. Empty your thoughts and focus on what is most important…you. We invite you to immerse yourself in a virtual world of meditation thanks to our collaboration with Flatsitter. From Thursday 31st to Sunday, April 3rd 2016, enjoy the water circuit while diving into an […]

Day 4 — Ann Arbor Film Fest

March 19, 2016

Over 120 people have made their way into the Theta Spa for a virtual reality meditation experience here at Ann Arbor Film Fest! Saturday at the festival is a blast because there is a screening series for kids 6+ and we’ve had a ton of kids in the bubble today.  Tomorrow is the last day! […]

54th Ann Arbor Film Fest — Day 2

March 18, 2016

We set up a marijuana grow tent in the lobby of the historic Michigan Theater for the 54th Ann Arbor Film Festival to showcase “Theta” — a virtual reality meditation clinic. It’s been a treat so far. I’m not sure what else there is to say at this point.  <3!

54th AAFF: Virtual Reality Meditation Clinic by Flatsitter

March 4, 2016

Ann Arbor Film Festival is excited to present the latest virtual reality experience by multimedia arts-collective Flatsitter — Theta. This virtual reality meditation clinic will be set up in the lobby of the Michigan Theater during the entirety of the festival. Stop by during the festival and let the building split at the seams. Location: Michigan […]

Short Film by Flatsitter Accepted into Flatpack Film Festival in Birmingham, UK

February 26, 2016

Good news! Flatsitter short film ‘|*ghosting*| has been selected to screen at Flatpack Film Festival in Birmingham, UK. This short film was produced during a residency at Signal Culture, and features Jax Deluca wearing a zentai suit and a wacky dress from an ancient thrift store, wandering the alleyways of this small Southern Tier town […]

3D Short Film Preview — Open Fortress Dance Collective

February 22, 2016

I had the absolute pleasure to work with some amazing Montreal / Toronto contemporary dancers — Emily Leblanc, Erin Hill, and Kerwin Barrington. Here are some still photos from the 3D video shoot. I can’t wait to share the film, featuring an immersive score from Anna Mayberry. (You may recognize Emily Leblanc from our 2015 […]

Flatsitter Brings Visuals for Night Slaves Performance

February 1, 2016

Come on out to Mohawk Place this Friday (2/5) for a ridiculous night of music: Night Slaves, VWLS, Cages, and Kevin Cain. Flatsitter is amplified to be running a live video piece during the Night Slaves set. (Kyle + Frankie). The piece is called “Ameritude” because USA.

Sporobole — Phase Two

January 25, 2016

I had a deadline last Wednesday for a film festival submission, so I was off the radar for a minute. Benjamin Jura (Jura Audio House) came out and saved the day by helping to bang out a final stereo mix for the submission. The process of filming They Kill Things was one of the most intense experiences […]

Sporobole — Week 1

January 14, 2016

This place is amazing. The facilities are perfect for what I am trying to accomplish, and the staff and community at Sporobole are extraordinarily friendly and helpful. I’ve never been immersed in an experience like this before… Prior to this residency, my longest residency has been one week in Southern Tier New York. I’ve just […]

Je suis arrivé au Québec

January 6, 2016

Je vis dans une belle ville entourée de montagnes au Québec. Il est calme et convivial. Pour les trois prochains mois, je vais être en édition de court métrage, en travaillant sur de nouvelles expériences de réalité virtuelle, et l’étude de mon français – donc s’il vous plaît pardonnez les erreurs dans la traduction. Un […]

‘Clinical Trials’ Closing Thoughts

January 3, 2016

We had an amazing time at Hostel Buffalo-Niagara and Box Gallery. This space is truly a gem for the City of Buffalo, and presents a very compelling vision of our city for tourists. John Piret’s commitment to supporting the arts is a massive boost for this city. Also, what an amazing staff! Thanks Molly, Nicole, […]

“Dirt is in the Ground” Named One of Top 5 Local Songs by Buffalo News

December 30, 2015

Mac McGuire put together this year-end list of his fave tracks from 2015. Super-excited to have ‘Dirt is in the Ground’ as part of this list! Thanks, Mac!

Buffalo Rising “Top 10 Noteworthy Art Shows”

December 30, 2015

‘Last Exit’ and ‘Amid/In’ were both included in this Top 10 list from Buffalo Rising. Couldn’t be more excited to have participated in both shows. Thanks, Tina!

Happy Holidays from Flatsitter (Video)

December 25, 2015

Buy someone something right now. Happy Holidays! from FLATSITTER

1/2/2016 CLOSING PARTY – Clinical Trials at Box Gallery

December 24, 2015

Virtual Reality Clinical Trials (Closing Party) Please join Flatsitter, DJ Reverend Johnny (JOHNS, Alpha Hopper, Night Slaves), Ben Lion Soundsystem (Jura Audio House, Silo Sessions) and DJ Frankie Rainbows (Frankie NP, Foundry) on Saturday January 2nd for the culminating event of a virtual reality installation hosted at Box Gallery. Over 180 people have experienced the […]

Night Slaves w/ Flatsiter Visuals (Feb 5 at Mohawk)

December 16, 2015

Flatsitter (w/ Frankie NP)  is doing visuals for the February 5 debut cassette release for Night Slaves. It should be bomb chronic. Cages and VWLS also sharing the bill. Mark your calendars! (Photo from first ever Njght Slaves show w/Flatsitter visuals)

PRESS: “15 minutes you’ll think about for a long time”

December 11, 2015

Great preview article from The Public about ‘Clinical Trials‘ opening tonight at Box Gallery. Thanks to Aaron Lowinger!

‘Clinical Trials’ Opening at Box Gallery Friday, December 11th

December 4, 2015

Please join Flatsitter for a series of virtual reality clinical trials. BOX GALLERY: 667 Main Street // Buffalo, NY OPENING NIGHT: Friday, December 11 // 8pm to 11pm WALK-IN OR RSVP ONLINE: http://trials.flatsitter.com Leading up to the 2016 release of Theta — Flatsitter’s touring VR meditation spa — Flatsitter is conducting a series of clinical […]

Flatsitter en El DF

November 18, 2015

Remember that time that you holed up in Mexico City and built a fukt virtual reality experience? #theta #planosentarse    

PUSH Buffalo Advocacy Videos Screening at Hallwalls — 11/9/15

November 6, 2015

I’ve had the good fortune to work with PUSH Buffalo on a series of advocacy / awareness-raising videos about their tireless efforts to make Buffalo a better place for everyone. I’m constantly impressed by this organization, and I feel so fortunate to get the opportunity to capture their work in the community. Come on by […]

Re-Create 2015 Media Arts Conference || Montréal, 5-8 November 2015

November 1, 2015

Flatistter is heading to Montreal for the 2015 Re-Create Media Arts Conference, November 5-8, 2015. As a Board Member of Signal Culture I will be spreading the word about that amazing residency facility. Please forward any contacts you may have in the Montreal area!

THETA preview in Buffalo Rising

October 27, 2015

The kind folks at Buffalo Rising wrote a nice preview for THETA, our forthcoming virtual reality spa experience. Check it out here.

$$ CANDYLAND PHOTOS $$

October 27, 2015

FLATSITTER had the raw pleasure of taking photos for ‘Candyland’, Torn Space Theater’s annual fundraising Halloween spectacular. It was ridiculous. Here’s a link to the full gallery, Enjoy.

Flatsitter Receives First Ever Virtual Reality Grant from New York State Council on the Arts

October 23, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Flatsitter Receives First Ever Virtual Reality Grant from New York State Council on the Arts Flatsitter has received a 2016 Individual Artist award from NYSCA for the production of THETA: a Virtual Reality Experience. This award was based largely on the success of SAFE WOR(L)D, Flatsitter’s previous virtual reality performance installation which was […]