A room within which the computer can control the existence of matter

HD, Stereo sound, 10’21”
3min preview – full film available on request
Cinematography: Orestis Lambrou
Actress, location: Emma Hunt
Music, Audio, FX, Edit: the artist
With Thanks to: Emma Hunt, James Irwin

The film A room within which the computer can control the existence of matter* considers the potentiality of digital experience in re-forming how we understand our own human body. It combines research on ‘corporeal schema’; embodiment tests within virtual reality; and tactics within contemporary virtual phantom limb therapy. This film weaves therapeutic methods with technology to explore a figure caught an alternate reality without a body – one which requires learning sense and make sense of the world in new ways. The almost disembodied protagonist is supported through online, virtual support, which is informed from Harris’ research and uses actual questionnaires. More information is available about they key themes are at the bottom of this page.

*The title of the video work is a quote by Ivan Sutherland,1965 (creator of the first virtual reality machine).

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