facades (Oculus Rift), 2015

Audio-visual animation for a VR headset
Animation, VR headset

facades (Oculus Rift) is an audio-visual animation for reception via a VR headset.

Constructed from arrangements of point clouds, a virtual urban scene is developed in facades. Facades and streetscapes appear elastic; diaphanous rows of houses overlay one another, and panoramas may unfold.

Sound accompanies the moving image. It is based on the recording of the text "No Such Agency", published in 1986 by media theorist Friedrich Kittler about the NSA. Whispered fragments of the text are acoustically placed in the projection, seeming to drift past, and coming together in the virtual space.

Originally conceived for the reception in a fulldome, the work questions traditional concepts of space, reality, and perception, turning the immersive experience into an experience of instability. For the exhibition A Model for the Aesthetics in Digital Art in Hong Kong (2016) facades was reconceived as an animation for Oculus Rift.

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2019, 360 playgrounds - iX Symposium 2019, Satosphère, Society for Arts and Technology [SAT], Montréal (CAN)
2018, The Conquest of Reality - iX Symposium 2018, Satosphère, Society for Arts and Technology [SAT], Montréal (CAN)
2016, A Model for the Aesthetics of Digital Art, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (CHN)