in times like these...(2021)
Two versions: Cinematic and VR experience; 8 minutes 27 seconds
in times like these... is an immersive cinematic and VR presentation. The 8 minute visual landscape experiment is paired with sound designed by Singaporean artist Jevon Chandra, bringing the visuals from a temporal exhibition space into virtual reality.
in times like these... speaks to the strange times we live in, where the expressions of our senses are locked in deep isolation, where the abstract pulsates vividly in our cognitive presences, where intricate movements of colour, light and sound turn up their volumes, such that we are inundated by their slowly inching wilt towards death. The VR experience is one of slow-motion aesthetic implosions, that a viewer melts into the virtual at the eye of the cascading storm. VR theatrical experience is accessible by Oculus Quest 2 headsets.
(text by Chen Yanyun)
Winner — Beyond The Curve International Film Festival (France)
2022 — Beyond the Curve International Film Festival, Paris, France
2022 — Berlin Lift-Off Film Festival Online Selection, Berlin, Germany
2022 — FIVARS Festival of International Virtual and Augmented Reality Stories
In collaboration with: Yanyun Chen and Alex Scollay
Technical Support: Corentin Derbre