"Metaverse: Reality Shift. Rooms. MetaBathroom"
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 bathroom (shower head, toothbrush, hairdryer). 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.
Virtual reality takes away almost all our attention, and we make our routine in the bathroom "automatically" with gadgets even there. We hardly see, we hardly hear.
So what is reality then? Is virtual reality real and has our reality become virtual now?
1. Did you know that there are shower speakers, smart shower mirrors and other gadgets for bathroom? Many people even use their phones in the bathroom, because they don’t want to miss an important phone call while they are taking a shower or just like to listen to music, news, a podcast, or an audiobook or even watch TV series/show while they are showering or bathing.
So virtual reality takes away almost all the attention even in bathroom.
Is your shower head dripping? Are you sure?
2. Did you know that there are special apps for brushing teeth? Apps for kids make brushing more fun, while apps for adults were created to give them motivation for dental hygiene routine. All these efforts are made only to get one’s 4 additional minutes of attention per day spent in a digital world… Is there even a toothpaste on your brush? Are you sure?
3. Who cares about the hairdryer sound if you still can scroll your insta feed without sound?
Your hair is dry already, isn’t it? It’s time to switch off the fan? Are you sure?