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The Waiting Room

Molly Reynolds, Rolf de Heer and Mark Eland

Presented in Season 2 2019

Presented by Arts House and Melbourne International Film Festival

Fri 9 – Fri 16 Aug, 12 – 8pm daily
7 mins
$15, concessions $12

Arts House VR Pass
$30 for three tickets
– see all three shows (The Waiting Room, Common Ground and Future Dreaming) or use them all on one session.
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Arts House
North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry St,
North Melbourne

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Wheelchair accessible


Users should be aware that in rare cases participation in these experiences and using this technology may involve some risks, including (but not limited to): nausea, dizziness, disorientation, visual abnormalities, injury or other discomfort.

Duration times listed are approximate given the experience’s interactivity – each viewer may have a slightly different experience duration.


From revered filmmakers Molly Reynolds and Rolf de Heer comes a ground-breaking 3D VR experience that asks the question: what if humans are an invading alien force?

The Waiting Room ruminates on humanity, on its creativity and its destructiveness. Presented on the Dreamdeck360 platform, it invites participants to consider a deep, meditative engagement with the questions at the heart of the work. They are questions familiar to both directors, with Reynolds and de Heer frequently addressing issues of colonisation and cultural survival, through films such as Another Country (MIFF 2015) and Still Our Country – Reflections on a Culture (MIFF 2014).

In 2019, Arts House will partner with the Melbourne International Film Festival to support artists in the pursuit of creative expression and to bring innovative and compelling works at the intersection of technology and storytelling to our combined audiences. We will be transformed into a hub of immersive VR experiences, with more being announced in July.

Since 2016, MIFF VR has been an integral part of MIFF, delivering the very best of virtual reality storytelling to sold-out audiences, bringing game-changing artists to Melbourne, championing emerging voices, and pushing the boundaries of new and exciting technologies. Read more.

Creators: Molly Reynolds, Rolf De Heer, Mark Eland

Presented in partnership with Melbourne International Film Festival as part of MIFF 2019.

Supported by – The City of Melbourne through Arts House. 
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Supplied by MIFF (still from The Waiting Room).

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