by Alice Dziewinski, Society For Illegal Aesthetics, Louise Manifold, Paul Schengber, Emma Chapuy, Sabastian Banché, Vivek Chockalingam, Nicolas Pierson11111100011 is an interactive spatial sound and virtual reality installation.When no one is inside the space, it is just an empty chair in a silent room. The sound, extracts of interviews recorded at a right-wing demonstrations, will be triggered when the visitors enter the space. The more people inside, the louder and annoying it will be. You can sit on the chair and wear sound muffling headset aswell as virtual reality glasses. Inside the glasses, the spectator can observe himself and his surrounding and is hearing the recordings filtered with the muffling headset. After some time, you will start to leave your body and observe everything from above, in an out-of-body-like experience. The goal of this installation is to question the subjectivity and personnal impact of each person in a political context. Reality is subjectivity, what each person sees, what they hear, what they experience, what information they receive. It is a world that revolves around each individual and that specific perception in one's own head. The switch between the reality and virtual is seeking to address the link between what is the ‘factual now’, the perception of that when caught up in it, and how a bird's eye perspective alters this perception, to see how things happen as a whole.
CREATED AND PRESENTED ATWisp Laboratory, 2019
photos by David Simmons