"Metaverse: Reality Shift. Rooms. MetaKitchen"
Interactive audiovisual project
Acrylics on canvas 3*(60*50) cm - 60*150 cm (triptych) + glasses + audiotrack
You can see the stereoscopic 3D effect through the anaglyph glasses but only live.
The sound design is made entirely from sounds of three objects from the kitchen (knife, glass, spoon/fork). Sound design by Andrii Yefymov
We are staying more and more at home, but less and less outside of virtual reality (social networks, applications, films, etc). We almost live in it.
We grab a glass/knife/spoon without looking (or what is called "having one eye on it”) and drink/eat/cook with eyes stuck in our favourite series/ show/ content. Have you ever noticed that? Virtual reality takes away almost all our attention, and we do household things "automatically". We hardly see, we hardly hear.
So what is reality then? Is virtual reality real and has our reality become virtual now?
1. How often do you grab a knife not looking at it? Not often, because it’s too dangerous?
It seems that each of us sometimes comes into the kitchen with a phone in hand or turning on a laptop/TV at the entrance. And then virtual reality takes away almost all the attention, and we automatically take a knife without looking (or what is called "having one eye on it"), cook with eyes stuck in our favourite TV series/show/content. Have you ever noticed that?
2. How often do you grab a glass not looking at it? Virtual reality takes away almost all the attention, and we automatically take a glass without looking... Is there any water in the glass? Are you sure?
3. How often do you grab a spoon not looking at it? Or is it a fork? Are you sure?
We often take a spoon without looking, eat with eyes stuck in our favourite content. Have you ever noticed that?