Border VR

Conway, Abigail, Collier, Laura, Flight, Ross and Ryan, Eoin (2019) Border VR. [Show/Exhibition]

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Abstract

BORDER. A VR RIDE
Commissioned for Sky Arts 50

Border is inspired by the world premiere of Ride (a motorcycle meditation). A cross between a video arcade game and a living documentary; it invites both the audience and biker to meet - and go for a ride.

Border celebrates motorcycle culture. Part-documentary, biker-biography and travel journal, it retells characters testimonials from varying landscapes and diverse backgrounds. A collaborative performance; one that combines role-play, pervasive technology and interactive documentary.

Using 360 filming technology, journeys are recorded and edited to allow the boundaries of viewer and subject to blur with different horizons, creating a new and thrilling experience. Connecting to themes of meditation and freedom, the motorcycle becomes an exploration of where active and passive spectatorship meet.

Border will be the beginning of a wider network of pieces, part of a vision of national and international venues adding to a growing collection of different cultural perspectives and rides that can be shared worldwide

BORDER: A VR RIDE
By Abigail Conway Produced by Laura Collier
Sound & Music Design: Ross Flight
Illustration: Eoin Ryan
Set design: Tin Shed Scenery
Editor: Conan Roberts
Camera: Conan Roberts
VR Production: East City Films

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Subjects: A General Works > AC Collections. Series. Collected works
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Departments > Performing Arts
Event Title: Border VR
Event Location: The Barbican, London
Event Dates: 7 March 2019
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Depositing User: Abigail Conway
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2021 09:45
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2021 09:45
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/5638

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