VR Immersive Animation
VR Lem

"Immerse yourself in a sci-fi fairytale that brings the world of Stanisław Lem to life."

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Project details

script — Lauren Dubowski and Paweł Szarzyński

director — Paweł Szarzyński

composer/music — Piotr Kurek

producer — Marta Szarzyńska / kinhouse studio

genre — science-fiction

duration — 8 min

language — polish and english

premiere — 2022


kinhouse studio



Adam Mickiewicz Institute

Narodowe Centrum Kultury

Aura Films


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Cosmogonic is the first VR experience inspired by the Polish science-fiction writer Stanisław Lem—known for investigating humanity and social justice through visions of faraway planets and mechanical beings. In Cosmogonic, we travel into the memories of the title character, a once-great robot engineer, to visit the planet of Actinuria. Here, the Pallatinids, a society of giant robots, live under the cruel King Archithorius. Fearing a conspiracy, he forces the citizens to wear suits of uranium armor, which cause an explosion if too many of them gather. But one Pallatinid—a bold, young inventor named Pyron—decides to use science and technology to inspire a revolution. An adaptation of a 1965 short story by Lem, Cosmogonic speaks perfectly to today’s world, where populism and disinformation threaten democracy. It is a testament to the importance of knowledge and community in the universal drive to freedom.

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