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AbstractThere is No Rushing a River is an immersive multi-sensory virtual reality
experience that transports the viewer into a primeval world of radiant energy and
mythical flora. Based on a painting by the artist, the piece explores the intangible
landscape that surrounds us. Beyond our field of vision exists the natural rhythm of our world which flows through all things and guides us forward. There is No Rushing a River seeks to draw viewers closer to this rhythm and challenges viewers to reflect
upon their own relationship to it's flow.  

Abstarct


 

AbstractThere is No Rushing a River is an immersive multi-sensory virtual reality
experience that transports the viewer into a primeval world of radiant energy and
mythical flora. Based on a painting by the artist, the piece explores the intangible
landscape that surrounds us. Beyond our field of vision exists the natural rhythm of our world which flows through all things and guides us forward. There is No Rushing a River seeks to draw viewers closer to this rhythm and challenges viewers to reflect
upon their own relationship to it's flow.  

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Painting


Painting


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Installation


 

 InstallationSilk hammocks are suspended from the ceiling in a dimly lit room.
A VR headset and headphones are suspended at each hammock. The silk envelops you in a cocoon-like environment that mimics sensations of floating to encourage
feelings of weightlessness and surrender.

 

Installation


 

 InstallationSilk hammocks are suspended from the ceiling in a dimly lit room.
A VR headset and headphones are suspended at each hammock. The silk envelops you in a cocoon-like environment that mimics sensations of floating to encourage
feelings of weightlessness and surrender.

 

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Experience


ExperienceThe sojourn begins at the head of the river and takes you downstream
as it twists and turns. The viewer passes through light fields, neon jungles, and various forms of energy.  If one looks back, the scene disintegrates as does the past.
At the last bend we reach rapids of sound, motion and visuals.
The scene speeds up until the passenger travels off a cliff and experiences an
unnerving fall into a dark pool. After reemerging, there is a moment of calm before lights and voices slowly come to surround him. They get brighter and louder until he is
enshrined in bath of light and sound. The scene peaks and goes black.
 

 

Experience


ExperienceThe sojourn begins at the head of the river and takes you downstream
as it twists and turns. The viewer passes through light fields, neon jungles, and various forms of energy.  If one looks back, the scene disintegrates as does the past.
At the last bend we reach rapids of sound, motion and visuals.
The scene speeds up until the passenger travels off a cliff and experiences an
unnerving fall into a dark pool. After reemerging, there is a moment of calm before lights and voices slowly come to surround him. They get brighter and louder until he is
enshrined in bath of light and sound. The scene peaks and goes black.
 

 

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Sound


 

SoundThe piece is accompanied by a piano concerto
by composer Joseph Reuben. The space in the final
pool scene is constructed by voices.

 

Sound


 

SoundThe piece is accompanied by a piano concerto
by composer Joseph Reuben. The space in the final
pool scene is constructed by voices.

 

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Credits


Credits

Lead Artist / Maria Kozak

Lead Developer / Charlie Whitney, Sharkbox

Composer / Joseph Reuben

Visual Effects/ Sebastien Boulange, Framestore

 

Credits


Credits

Lead Artist / Maria Kozak

Lead Developer / Charlie Whitney, Sharkbox

Composer / Joseph Reuben

Visual Effects/ Sebastien Boulange, Framestore