James Shaw


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Whist \ Virtual Reality \ Real Reality

Working with dance company AΦE composer Scott Gibbons, production company Happy Finish and many other talented contributors Whist is a multi reality installation. Consisting of a virtual reality film which is explored in a real space through augmented reality, I produced the 9 physical objects which act as triggers. The way in which each audience member experiences the narrative depends on how they interact with the objects meaning that each time it is a unique version.

Each of the objects considers the notion of reality playing with perspective, reflection and optical effects. The entire installation is coated with a tromp l'oeil marble texture painted by the Set Pistols, it is this texture that acts as the trigger much in the same way that a QR code works combining a very traditional craft based technique with the hi-tech.

Whist Virtual Reality Experience

Whist Virtual Reality Experience

Whist Virtual Reality Experience

Whist Virtual Reality Experience

Whist Virtual Reality Experience

Whist Virtual Reality Experience

Whist Virtual Reality Experience

Whist Virtual Reality Experience

Whist Virtual Reality Experience

Whist Virtual Reality Experience

Whist Virtual Reality Experience

Whist Virtual Reality Experience

Whist Virtual Reality Experience

Whist Virtual Reality Experience

Whist Virtual Reality Experience

Whist Virtual Reality Experience

Whist Virtual Reality Experience