Brendan Walker’s amazing new artwork Oscillate is now on display at Sheffield international Documentary Festival as of today. In Brendan’s words, oscillate is:
“An immersive interactive artwork based on two popular entertainment technologies: the multi millennia-old swing and the 21st century Oculus Rift – the former designed to excite the vestibular system, the latter designed to excite the visual cortex”.
My involvement was to try and make the technology keep up with Brendan’s vision. In the end it was a wonderful thing, that surprisingly induced less sickness than you might expect. I put this down to your motion being similar to what you’re experiencing in the VR – which is of course unlike most VR experiences.
The work appeared in the Guardian an on Radio 4’s Film Program.
Photocredit: Katy Vans