Exploring voice, spatial audio and landscapes in virtual reality
Three women. Three voices. The northern landscape.
Three stories open the world of the northern landscape in virtual reality, what it means to come from it, live in it and belong to it.
Monoliths combines the soundscapes of real locations in the north with the stories of three northern women. Audiences experience three artistically rendered environments based on real outdoor locations. Monologues are delivered using spatially recorded voices. Their stories and origins are tied to the landscape where they come from and have grown up. They are monoliths – standing stones – powerful and influential forces.
Virtual Reality headset, Vive Pro 2, with live output to screen in room
Lead artists: Lucy Hammond, Hannah Davies, Asma Elbadawi, Carmen Marcus
Creative VR development and visuals: Andy Campbell, Judi Alston
Sound design: Mariana Lopez
Composer: May Chi