2199

Infos

Description

2199 is a virtual reality installation based on perception and control : Three people, sat on a rotating plate, wearing VR headsets. The experiment is guided by a voice-over who delivers instructions. They are brought to look at some precise points, to launch rotations of the plates. Sometimes they lose control, control the others, or are being controlled. So despite being a distinct component of the installation, they are committed to a choreography.

2199 is an innovative experiment, but also a reflection of our vulnerability inside VR. It questions a technology that is too often accepted unconditionally.

Date

2016

Case study

This project is based on an idea we had for the project The Guard. We became so attached to the concept we developed it further for our own fulfilment. We tried it several times at different festivals and engaged in a series of decisive talks before it was presented at H3K in Basel.

Software

Unity / Arduino

Dimensions

3000 x 3000mm

Hardware / Material

Wood, accrylic, steel, electronic components, speakers, VR headsets.

Exhibitions

21.11.2017
Digitaltag ZHDK

2199 at Digitaltag ZHDK, Zürich, Switzerland


24.08.2017—27.08.2017
Numerik Games

2199 at Numerik Games, Yverdon, Switzerland


19.01.2017—05.03.2017
Unframed World

2199 at H3K, Basel, Switzerland


24.05.2016
Ligature Connections

Talk à Ligature Connections, Lausanne, Suisse


21.04.2016—24.04.2016
Bucharest Rokoloectiv

2199 at Rokolectiv Festival, Bucharest, Romania