INTER/her Immersive Experience demo
INTER/her is an intimate VR immersive exploration of the inner world of middle-aged women’s bodies and the post-reproductive diseases they suffer, such as endometriosis, fibroids, polyps, Ovarian and other cysts, cervical, ovarian, uterine and endometrial cancers – with a focus on female health as personal exploration, conversation starter, and community building. The sensory and emotional experience moves from the outside, within a real dome space, into VR space with a spatial audio soundscape of the stories in the voices of real women recounting their experiences of diseases and pain, with accompanying wearable haptic garment providing a visceral vibration responsive experience on the lower abdomen, where the various diseases occur, making it an intimate, emotional and possibly haunting experience. INTER/her is an immersive visual journey and emotional experience, from the inside out within in the bespoke tent space, with accompanying wearable haptic garment providing a visceral vibration responsive experience on the lower abdomen. The tent has a vulva-shaped opening and up to 3 women/visitors can sit on red beanbag chairs on the floor inside and are pre-dressed in the haptic corset, in order to feel the sensations on the lower abdomen triggered by related stories / voices being heard in the 360 interior body space. This demo will be in place of in-person experience – so Camille Baker will do a short artist introduction and then show a video of her putting on the haptic corset a person, explain the controls and guiding them into the physical experience inside the actual tent and then afterward followed by a live screen-casting of the actual VR experience for alive audience and then followed by some pre-recorded video of visitors experiences inside the tent and VR experience. Followed by any Q&A from the audience.
If some have an Oculus Quest VR headset at home I can give some participants a limited distribution version of the VR experience – of course not the same as having the actual physical in person experience in the tent and with the corset but to give them a better idea of the work that 2D presentation cannot provide. Please contact the artist at firstname.lastname@example.org to get access to the Oculus Quest 2 .apk