Eternal Return

Eternal Return is a choreographed mixed reality exhibition interrogating the materiality of memory through replicas from earth’s deep past stretching into a speculative Post - Anthropocene future.

Image libraries, previous thoughts and experiences are hyper-connected to the physical world. The analogue touch of an unseen performer is placed next to a 3.5 billion year old fossil and evolving digital code, whilst a voice inside headphones earns your trust in a process of negotiated agency and guidance.

The work puts focus on the resonance between a system and its inhabitants, drawing attention to the connectivity and interdependence that exists within any given environment.


Matthew Shaw

Martina Seitl




Directors: Matthew Shaw, Martina Seitl
Executive Producer: Matthew Shaw, Christer Lundahl
Producer: Manuela Mesrie, Emma Ward
Screenwriter: Matthew Shaw, Christer Lundahl, Martina Seitl, Malin Zimm
Production Designer: Matthew Shaw, Soma Sato, Max Celar
Sound Designer: Martina Seitl
Music: Cassie Yukawa-McBurney
Principal Cast: Cassie Yukawa-McBurney, Pia Nordin, Lena Kimming, Sara Lindstrom, Rachel Alexander
Additional Credits: Pointcloud Artist and Capture Specialist: Soma Sato, XR Designer & Developer: Max Celar, Dramaturge: Rachel Alexander, Writer: Malin Zimm


Matthew Shaw
Public Film Contact
Matthew Shaw
ScanLAB Projects
Publicity Contact
Manuela Mesrie
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2019
Premiere Status: North American Premiere
Genre: Documentary, Experimental, History, Hybrid, Sci-Fi
Screening in: Virtual Cinema Program
Screening Section: Virtual Cinema Competition
Screening Category: Virtual Reality
Country: Sweden, United Kingdom
Language: English
Runtime: 20 mins