Whether playing for fun or fame or something else, most musicians maybe think about sound or genre, but don't think too hard about outcomes. When he started the band that would dismantle the Soviet Union, Juris Kulakovs wasn’t thinking about it either.
It's a story laden with pre-internet virality, human underground information sharing, and cobbled electronics from found parts—a story that must be told.
The film debuted at VivaTech in Paris, then toured Latvia, Belgium, Canada, Shift Film Festival in The Netherlands, Rolling Stone + 4A’s event in New York City, Walker Art Center and was a featured talk at MIT.
Rolling Stone magazine called it, “A moving and immersive work that demonstrates the power of music.”
And if you walk into any LMT Store in Latvia, Perkons VR is on-display!
There will be an exhibit opening reception to celebrate the addition of Fallon’s VR documentary to the Wende Museum’s collection on Sunday, February 23, 2020 from 2 to 5 p.m. with notable art and cultural icons in attendance. RSVP below.
February 23, 2020 The Wende Museum of the Cold War, Los Angeles, CA (RSVP here)
Their music was the soundtrack for the fall of an oppressive regime. It gave people hope, strength and courage to put their life on the line for the liberties they knew they deserved.
Watch the trailer of Perkons VR.
Watch the recap of the debut of Perkons VR at VivaTech in Paris.