Créaction: Symbiosis is an immersive installation that allows two people to create enormous dynamic 3D paintings in VR collaboratively. This installation combines Sonya Khalfallah’s gestural aesthetics from her Traces series with John Desnoyers-Stewart’s approach to facilitating social VR experiences.
Participants wear headsets and paint through amplified gestures that extend far beyond their bodies. Each equipped with a different dynamic brush, participants see only their hands and the traces they create with their partner, focusing them on their interaction with the sculptural form and each other. To spectators, the participants’ movements are transformed into a simultaneous dance performance augmented by a colourful tableau. Their movements leave unique, ephemeral traces that briefly linger before vanishing—a temporary virtual imprint representing the momentary symbiosis in this chance encounter.