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Herding The Gaze Away From The Pasture

a virtual reality +
multimedia video installation 

In this reality, the spectator is given the chance to scrutinize their own perceptions in an art gallery containing rendered versions of natural resources. Along with analog TVs and reflective surfaces, these same objects are repeated in the context of a virtual art gallery. Once within the virtual space, the spectator is greeted by a mediated view of their real self

through the utilization of a live video-feed mechanism.




Humanity often finds their understandings of reality, culture, and

sense of self through media technology. The intake from such sources often has one consuming without speculation. In times of diminishing natural resources, climate crises, and questionable sources of 'the 'real' - this project fosters a multimodal self-reflective experience for social change, conversation and contemplation by probing both the nature of reality and the reality of nature.



This project hopes to notion toward an experience of non-duality between earth, technology and self. In the process curiosities surrounding bodily phenomenology, systems of value, 'the attention economy', post-humanism, media-ecology and historical-technological canons may be sparked. Through manifesting a liminal space in which the spectator could reflect on their relations to the earth's very real resources, the work also intends to shed a light of mindfulness as to

how media technologies might redirect a distracted gaze.


The real world art gallery installation (above)

The virtual art gallery installation (below)


Research surrounding intelligence in Nature inspired an interactive ambisonic audio component that embellishes the virtual space. As a means to form a dialogue with the environment, bio-sonification recordings guide the spectator throughout the piece. 

Documentation (alternate version)


 Further documentation of this alternate/smaller version of the installation,

as seen at the Target Gallery, can be found here. 

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