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First-time director Hsieh Wen-Yee presents a surreal trip through a post-apocalyptic Taiwan.

‘Limbotopia’ refers to an imagined world where time seems to stand still: a static and often hopeless present, suspended between the poles of utopia and dystopia. After an environmental crisis in contemporary Taiwan, participants become passengers journeying through one such monochromatic eternity, submerged in phantasmagorical animations merging the microscopic and the monumental.

Premiering at Tribeca, Hsieh’s fully immersive 360-degree VR experience seems to defy the laws of gravity and perspective. Hypnotic imagery and an atmospheric electronic soundscape conjure a liminal space between dream and nightmare, between abstraction and annihilation. The result is eerie, innovative and utterly spellbinding.