Using their smartphones and tablets visitors will experience the work through an app that once activated will place a temporary virtual wall between them. This experience-based project seeks to create a safe, temporary environment where participants can experience first-hand the restriction to their movement and forced separation.
The prospect of empathy and compassion is one of the main driving forces behind Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality research, due to its assumed ability to evoke empathy from its users in a more genuine way than anything else. The project is a reaction to the growing desire to build more walls between us, under the promise of greater safety and security. These barriers may appear superficial if never experienced in real life and this project allows for just that, albeit in a safe, controlled and temporary environment.
Visitors will use their smartphones to activate AR through a dedicated app.
The app will be available to download a few days before the event or at the event itself
A limited number of devices will be available as well.
This event is generously supported by The Arts Council of England.