The Big Anxiety virtual reality station
Part of The Big Anxiety 2019
Experience a selection of virtual reality works, featuring commissions for The Empathy Clinic.
This event is one of a number of events at the Gallery as part of The Big Anxiety 2019.
Parragirls Past, Present
Unlocking memories of institutional ‘care’ Parragirls Past, Present is a deeply moving virtual reality experience, presenting former residents’ visions of the Parramatta Girls Home today. A collaboration between The Big Anxiety and Parragirls, this immersive work rewrites the public history of the former child welfare institution, unsettling myth and memory.
Being Debra experimentally employs Virtual Reality (VR) cinematic production to immerse the viewer into the lived experience of a person with dwarfism. The purpose of this project is for the audience to have an embodied experience of having dwarfism in contemporary Australian society, thus potentially increasing empathy for a physical difference not readily emulated.
Tupul Tupulngya is an Anangu-led VR project exploring the experience of constraint, entrapment, depression and hitting rock bottom through a realisation of the story, 'Man in the Log.’
Ngura Wirukutu Katintja (Pitantjatjara)
Purlu Katalarranguru (Ngaanyatjarra)
This VR is based on a visualisation meditation on talingka (sandhill), a shared place of good childhood memories. It was written as if a friend was taking you to this place. The Uti Kulintjaku team made this work so it could be used by people away from country or on dialysis as a 'calming meditation’.
Image: Nyunmiti Burton and Pantjiti Lewis at NPY Uti Kulintjaku VR workshop, Alice Springs, 2019. Photo: Rhett Hammerton