Facades is a room-scale dance-theatre virtual reality (VR) experience by Displace Studio created by Digital Dance Artist Kerryn Wise and Creative Technologist Ben Neal.
Inspired by iconic film scenes including Rear Window, The Wizard of Oz, and The Mirror, Facades uses the architectural features of mirrors, windows and doors as metaphors for duality, reflection and portals.
This surreal ‘VR noir’ presents hauntingly beautiful choreography from unique perspectives to expose themes of vulnerability, trust, disembodiment and isolation, inviting the viewer to step into the frame, move beyond the veneer and take a closer look.
Kerryn Wise is a UK-based dance artist and researcher exploring dance, film, physical theatre, and digital technologies. She has been devising work for over 20 years and has shown her work at festivals and venues worldwide. Her current work explores live performance and VR using volumetric capture. She is also one half of Displace Studio with Creative Technologist Ben Neal.
Ben Neal is a creative technologist, digital artist, programmer, and educator who uses audio-visual and digital technology to create interactive art, bespoke electronic devices, and immersive content such as Virtual/Augmented Reality. His work has been seen at various festivals and venues worldwide, and he is part of the Swoomptheeng art collective and works freelance as Psicon Lab.