Le Temps Perdu is an interactive Virtual Reality film that engages a found-film footage archive for the creation of a new, inventive work.

This project transforms a unique and massive archive of found visual and audio materials that into an interactive Virtual Reality film where viewers can construct their own film and piece together their particular narratives.

Similar to the famous ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ books, which serve as the landmark model for interactive story telling, where readers can make their own decisions and construct their individual branched narratives.


This trailer shows selected excerpts from the complete interactive VR work that is about 25 minutes long.


Project By Zohar Kfir

Zohar Kfir is a New York based media artist working with experimental video, interactive art and installation. She holds a MFA from Concordia University’s Studio Arts Programme and a MPS from New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP). Her artistic practice deploys non-linear narrative to cover a wide range of topics; from poetic meditations to documentary interventions. Zohar has shown her work internationally in galleries and at video festivals, including Transmediale; NYUFF; FACT Liverpool; 56th Oberhausen Film Festival; SIGGRAPH2014 Art Gallery and ISEA Dubai and the Creators Project among others.

Sound Design by Josephine Wiggs www.josephinewiggs.com

Josephine Wiggs is a multi-instrumentalist best known as a founding member of the Breeders, who completed an eight-month worldwide tour in 2013 to mark the 20th anniversary of their classic album Last Splash. She has released two albums with former Spacemen3 and Spiritualized drummer Jon Mattock. With former Luscious Jackson keyboardist Vivian Trimble she made the album Dusty Trails, an homage to classic film soundtracks that includes a song written for and sung by country-rock legend Emmylou Harris. They also wrote music for the feature films Piggie, written and directed by Buffalo 66 co-writer Alison Bagnall, and Happy Accidents written and directed by Brad Anderson. Josephine’s recent film credits include writing music for Appropriate Behavior, a first feature by Desiree Akhavan which premiered at 2014 Sundance Film Festival. She also wrote the score for a documentary film, Built on Narrow Land, which premiered at the 2013 Provincetown International Film Festival and was screened at the NYC Architecture and Design Film Festival. She has composed music for the internationally acclaimed choreographers chameckilerner, scoring soundscapes for full-length performances and soundtracks for their short films, most notably Conversation with Boxing Gloves which premiered at SFMOMA in 2009.

Le Temps Perdu is incubating in the
Made in NY Media Center by IFP

Unity Development by
Evolving Technologies Corporation