Ward:801

Virtual Reality

2022

 

Ward:801 is a virtual reality experience based on my own hospitalisation in a psychiatric hospital. The work is accessible via a headset (Oculus). You will find yourself in a 3D environment constructed from my memory of what the psychiatric ward felt and looked like, and experience the scene from a first person POV in a 3D animated character, at best simulating my body.  Once in there, you are able to wander around and explore the ward whilst meeting the staff and other patients. The work is utterly subjective, utterly fictive however still manifesting how we can approach our past again and again in order to stage it anew and understand it differently. 

 Installation shot Ward:801                                                                                                                            Photo credit: Mikkel Kaldal