Inspired by nature and geometry, the cosmic and the earth-bound, Quartz, Byron’s newest and most unique event and gallery space is usually home to an amazing crystal array ‘The Cosmic Collection’ and creates the perfect setting for BBFF’s own collection of cosmic and spiritually themed Virtual Reality Experiences. These include: Ayahuasca - Kozmik Journey - a mind-blowing immersive voyage through one of the planet's most mysterious spiritual practices on the planet - a unique chance to experience a cultural and spiritual mystery.
For the Amazonian Yawanawa, 'medicine' has the power to travel you in a vision to a place you have never been. Awavena uses VR like medicine to open a portal to another way of knowing. Awavena was made at the invitation of, and in intimate collaboration with, the Yawanawa people during a time of both peril and potential for the people, their forest, and the connected ecosystems that drive the planet. The recent Amazonia fires now threaten their territory.
The work aims not to provoke empathy for the Yawanawa people but is rather a gift from them, to those who will virtually visit their forest and receive this transmission — a gift that they hope can shift our consciousness, changing the way we perceive the world we know and the decisions we make.
The Holy City is an interactive exploration of faith - transporting participants to Jerusalem and providing access to the most sacred rituals and the holiest sites of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. Jerusalem, carries a rich history, an undeniable spirituality, and an indescribable magnetism that can now be experienced in a virtual format. You’ll visit the most significant and beautiful sites in in Jerusalem and experience its architectural beauty, diverse inhabitants, and spiritual history. This ground-breaking VR experience was developed in order to cultivate understanding by exploring our fundamental similarities.
Android Jones's Micro Dose is a creative platform that combines artist, musician and dancer - made to enable creative processes for the purpose of active creation, relaxation, cognitive expansion, dance visualization and generation of art.
Conscious Existence | A Journey Within reminds you that we are gifted every moment with life's most precious achievement: A conscious mind, enabling us to sense and hold within the universe's boundless beauty.
PLEASE NOTE TICKETS TO THESE SPECIAL SESSIONS ARE EXTREMELY LIMITED. OTHER SESSIONS &/OR SPOTS WILL BE OPENED UP SO IF A SESSION IS SOLD OUT ADD YOURSELF TO THE WAIT LIST - OR TWO...
THE EXPERIENCES LISTED ABOVE EXCEED THE SESSION'S RUNNING TIME - EACH SESSION IS UNIQUE AND AVAILABLE CONTENT IS DETERMINED BY THE FESTIVAL.
The Cosmic Collection is housed at Quartz, a custom designed crystal gallery, exhibition and events space upstairs at Mercato on Byron.
Conceived by owner Kristy Meade and Quartz Events Producer Jamie Hunter, and brought to life by the innovative designer Antony Gibbon, the interior of Quartz embodies a merging of light and dark, the cosmic and the earth-bound.
Inspired by nature and geometry, Antony’s unique and contemporary design contrasts dark Australian timbers and exposed industrial metal, giving the pieces on display a striking backdrop.