Balthazar Auxietre has a strong cinematic background and a New Media Arts degree from “Le Fresnoy, studio national”. In order to experiment with a new kind of immersive storytelling, Balthazar starts to use virtual-reality headsets in the “pre-Oculus” days of VR, in 2011. Fascinated by the artistic potential of the medium, two other projects arise from his explorations: “The Fifth Sleep” and “The Cave” which were at the crossroads of film, installation art and video games.
Following a meeting with Oculus and Samsung, the latter curates his two previous experiences for the launch of the Samsung Gear Headset. In 2014, He decides to create ‘InnerspaceVR’ with fellow artist Hayoun kwon, a pioneering studio dedicated in producing entertainment, artistic and cultural content exclusively for VR.
Balthazar is now recognized as one of the world’s finest artist in the field of VR. His latest piece “Firebird : La Péri” has received numerous awards for both innovation and artistic direction.
Today, as the Creative Director of Innerspace, he keeps on driving his exploration of the medium by multiplying projects and collaborations.