Last week I had a workshop at DMJX with my second-year students and seven sound design students from Sonic College. The overall theme was the inspiration from the sense of smell – transformed into an audiovisual work. The students worked in teams. One team decided to make a video installation. A VR installation they saw at Copenhagen Contemporary had inspired them. It was Paul McCarthy, C.S.S.C. Coach Stage Stage Coach VR experiment Mary and Eve, 2017. Link to a short sequence: Mary and Eve
Unfortunately, I had not seen it myself, but seeing the link, I got the idea.
My students got the idea of making project mapping and sound in a little room, to achive the same claustrophobic experience as in the VR installation.
I can imagine that it is an intense experience when people/avatars talk directly to you while wearing VR headset, but I do like that you don’t have to use a headset, that more than one can look at the same time. It is not a for or against it is just about how to make an intense atmosphere.