Elsewhere

2017

HD, 4 mins 41 secs

Clip from Elsewhere

Elsewhere responds to the promise of virtual reality to experience new worlds as new characters in new bodies. The work imagines a fall from one reality into another and a transition between the physical and the virtual. A man stumbles and wades alone through a country stream. He appears out of place, his grey city clothes in contrast with the green landscape around him and his shoes are far from waterproof. On his face rest a pair of glasses with a lens conspicuously missing. He ignores the world around him, absorbed in the search for a means to escape it - to return to somewhere else and to be someone else. The disconnect of the protagonist from his environment explores how senses of ‘presence’ are changing as we move further from reality into virtuality. 

Selected stills from Elsewhere

Credits

Him - Peter Sundby

Her - Yurina

Director of Photography - Sonny Malhotra

 

Location Sound Recordist - Sherrylee Anne Houssein

Production Assistants - Ivy Liang and Roani Saporetti

Make Up Artist - Lucy Dare