From The Main Square

Pedro Harres

Location: Arena Club – Media Parcours

A compact illustration of social disruption. A civilization blossoms, with all its contradictions, only to become a danger to itself.

"From The Main Square" is an interactive VR experience that invites the viewer to witness the rise and fall of a divided society.
Off Stage

Encircling a central square, a new town emerges in all its diversity. A crossroad of stories, buildings, hopes, and conflicts. Social ties and cultures take root. People nurture sympathy and care for their equals, but also animosity towards those who are different. It doesn't take long for an "us versus them" atmosphere to take over.

From The Main Square is the result of observing Berlin while having Brazil in mind and heart during the last 4 years. Its visual identity combines Daniel Eizirik’s drawing style with Samuel Patthey’s straight-ahead 2d animations. The script is a collage of occasionally funny, eventually brutal urban absurdities experienced in societies undergoing political polarisation and environmental collapse.

The face of Pedro Harres
Director for VR & Film