World Space is an interactive virtual reality installation which incorporates a physical chair as part of the virtual world. The chair works as a controller, its movements changing the virtual world around the experiencer. World Space is non-linear, where each person can create their own experience and timeline. Each participant also affects the future experiences, leaving permanent memory to the virtual world.
World Space is exploring the border between physical and virtual, creating unique connection between them through the chair. A common audience chair is symbolic: it invites to experience, represents a safe space from where different forms of art can be embraced. The act of moving the chair in World Space allows one to explore the potential spaces, sounds and events hidden within the chair.
World Space was conceived as part of the Kokimo Fluid Stages -concept for Prague Quadrennial 2019 -festival. The concept involved a revolving stage full of chairs, with seven chairs missing and being a part of a satellite art piece.
World Space was made with funding from Arts Promotion Centre Finland. Special thanks to Vince Xarya/Valve Corporation for technical aid.
Presented at: PQ Pop Up at Kallio Stage, Helsinki 29.4.-2.5. Prague Quadrennial 2019 at Skautský Institut, Prague 6.-16.6.2019 Helsinki XR Center opening ceremony, Helsinki 5.9.2019 Malmitalo, Helsinki 15.9.2019 Experience Horizon -solo exhibition, Helsinki 15.11.-5.12.2019 Jyväskylän Sydän 24 -art happening, Jyväskylä 20.11.2019