Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster - Endodrome
|Director(s)||Victor & Simon|
Endodrome is the first virtual reality artwork by pioneering artist Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster. It continues Gonzalez-Foerster’s exploration of notions of space, alternative states of consciousness, and interiority. Presented in a staged environment, Endodrome can be experienced by up to five people at once, with its theatrical setting suggesting the experience of a seance, incorporating sound, light, and projections of the visions that viewers experience via the VR headsets.
It is an eight-minute experience, which begins by immersing viewers in a hypnotic, monochrome environment, before moving into an abstract visual space, in which bright colour fields shift in response to the gaze and breath. The artwork draws on the artist’s experience of sound-induced cognitive trance with musician and author Corine Sombrun, who collaborated with the artist to create an accompanying soundscape.