precipice is a VR artwork that explores anxiety, panic and space. The work creates tension between 2D and 3D representations of space by projecting 2D moving imagery within constructed 3D spaces. The source position of these projections is moved through the space (using camera tracking) along the original path of the camera that shot the imagery. The visual style of the work is inspired by experimental Japanese filmmaker Takashi Ito, whose stop motion works (for example Ghost 1984) consisted of sequences of images that were projected into architectural spaces and re-photographed frame-by-frame. The work also extends my own ongoing research into the relationship between the body, movement and vision (see below). Precipice consists of a series of tableaus that each explore different aspects of spatial anxiety. The soundtrack consists of recorded voice that draws from my own and others experiences of spatial phobias such as acrophobia and claustrophobia. Overall, these elements work together to create an essay-film style work that questions how deep-seated individual anxieties might interweave with the global anxiety of these unruly times.
This project is currently under active development as I take research leave for the second half of 2023,
including a residency in Finland in September 2023.