plug your nose and try to hum

VR Experience (HTC Vive), Installation

plug your nose and try to hum is a Virtual Reality installation in which the user is surrounded by floating miniature bodies that can be hit, grabbed, stretched and tossed around. Using the controllers that also function as light sources, it is possible to freely interact with the artist’s 3d scanned body that randomly spawns around the scene, humming in various pitches. These virtual bodies propose a synthetic corporeality, evoking a sense of uncanniness due to the blurring of the split between real and virtual, flesh and data. They are perceivable digital representations, something that can be sensed and felt despite their virtual nature.

In 2019, an Augmented Reality iteration of the project was commissioned by sound:frame and Artivive for their mobile OPEN FRAME – AR MOBILE GALLERY. Martina Menegon “plug your nose and try to hum - AR” was the second featured artwork.