Seeking Peace is a 360 experience that emulates how we are interpreting information in polarising ways within the virtual world.
It features Joni Tan dancing to short snippets of soundscapes that were created by Crystal Goh using every day sounds from the park and home settings. These sounds were created as open sites of content where meaning could be contested.
Giving minimal context about their origins, Crystal posted each sound on a Facebook post with an invitation for anyone within her virtual community to express an interpretation.
These interpretations were further translated into three dance choreographies by Joni and performed in one cohesive 360 realm at Pasir Ris park as a contrast to the fragmented online realm.
Seeking Peace was produced in collaboration with Cheng Shian Wen.
Essential Reflections is an immersive 360 collage that features six short melodies and 26 hand drawn sketches crafted by healthcare and social service workers, as well as members of the public.
Each sketch and melody is weaved into a 360 visual and sound scape that changes with time; inviting new meanings when fused together. The collage mirrors how we are building new meaning collectively, while living in an evolving situation with the virus.
In creating this 360 collage, Crystal employed pattern-based digital textural techniques to highlight various still sketches at different points of the film and paired the melodic compositions to the timbres of every day environmental sounds, inspired by their reflections.
Playing with the idea of allowing our slow and still thoughts to revolve in a 360 sphere, and marrying low-tech sketches to high-tech virtual reality, this immersive experience invites us to reimagine a future virtual world where slow and low are as essential as fast and high.
View the reflections behind some of the sketches here.
RGB Silence is an immersive 360 experience that explores how our nuanced and rich daily expressions are often silenced in a “noisy” digital world.
This immersive experience is based on the accounts of friends who experienced or expressed silence during our shared communal isolation.
It features Joni moving to short snippets of “uncomfortable” soundscapes that were created by Crystal using every day sounds from the home setting.
The film moves through a range of virtual silences, segmented by different parts of a house and follows a sequence of red, then green and finally blue.
RGB Silence was produced in collaboration with Cheng Shian Wen.