Lost in the Garden

Virtual & Augmented Reality

Experience

VR RESHAPE – REARRANGING AND RESHAPING EXISTING AESTHETIC FORMS IN A VIRTUAL ROOM

Lost in the Garden

28.9.–7.10.2018

VR meets Dada. Or computer aided design becomes computer-aided distortion. VR RESHAPE elevates the design process and the cultural practice of remixing into an interactive and spatial experience. It enables users to edit and transform existing design objects and to generate new shapes and forms from them. Lost in the Garden’s work enables a sculptural interaction with everyday design objects and allows users to deconstruct them on a syntactic level. Engaging with an object primarily on its syntactic level is reminiscent of the Dadaist cut-up technique from the 1920s, in which texts were cut into fragments and then recomposed into and reinterpreted as Dadaist poems. Another connection can be drawn to the 1940s, Pierre Schaeffer’s musique concrète and his practice of reduced listening (écoute réduite) that instructs listeners to only listen to the sound itself, independently of its cause or meaning. By providing an immersive and hyperreal virtual environment, the installation also gives the user a frame and closure to reinterpret their creation and to attach new semantic meaning to it.