Art, terror and erections show VR potential at Venice

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Venice (AFP)

“Can you tell the difference between what is and isn’t real?” intones Tilda Swinton as the room disintegrates into pixels.

Swinton is the latest star to lend her talents to the world of virtual reality, which has been quietly building into a medium with incredible — and disconcerting — potential.

She narrates “Goliath”, about a man’s descent into schizophrenia, illustrated by startling visual effects and interactive experiences that illustrate his slippery hold on reality.

It premiered in the VR section of the Venice Film Festival which is running until

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