Stefano D'Alessio

Virtual & Augmented Reality

Experience

PLUG YOUR NOSE AND TRY TO HUM

28.9.–7.10.2018

The artist is present! PLUG YOUR NOSE AND TRY TO HUM is a virtual reality installation in which the user is surrounded by floating miniature bodies that can be hit, grabbed, stretched, and tossed around. Using the controllers, which also function as light sources, it is possible to freely interact with the artist’s 3-D-scanned body, which randomly spawns around the scene, humming at various pitches. These virtual bodies propose a synthetic corporeality, evoking a sense of uncanniness due to the blurring of the split between real and virtual, flesh and data. They are perceivable digital representation, something that can be sensed and felt despite their virtual nature.