Klein Room for Dream Sharing

Project: in-progress, 2021. PLatform: VRChat

Initial part done in July 2021 as part of Digital Futures 2021 Workshop: “Let Me Hear Your Body Talk,” in collaboration with Yujie Wang

Space in virtual reality engenders an embodied spatiality anchored on movement, temporality, and liminality. Worlding in virtual reality can be a trans-media method that expresses and articulates curious relationships between space and its mediation on social events. A room as I see is a symbiosis of social and non-social agents, including the “players” of the “game,” the spatial agent, and the object agents. The VR world Klein Room and the hosting of the Dream Sharing event defamiliarize us from the common reality with the special properties and potentials of architecture and space in virtual reality, and explore the extent to which social VR enacts social interaction and intimate group sharing. Klein Room is composed using the everyday architectural language of room, corridor, and door, but it is designed with sensitivity to their highly non-neutral embodied spatio-temporal significance, resulting in an interior space that maps a cogent lived spatiality of the visitor to a non-manifold space contingent on its virtuality. The paradoxicality of Klein Room pairs with subconscious aspects of dream, and a spirit of playfulness is instilled in the “loopy” uncanny exploration in this spatially staged social VR.

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