VR Installation and Research Project- UHI
The Other Side of the Mountain
I used a Virtual Reality gaming applications to create a colour and sound installation.
13 audios were collected from wild habitats that replicated the sounds that would have been heard in the UHI site over a hundred years ago.
Audio's included the sounds of Snipes, Bee's, Thunder and Rain, Swans in flight, Bats, Oyster catchers, Redwings, Geese overhead, a Stream etc.
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Searching for sound
Wandering in the wild places
Shapes of collected sounds from wild places
Added to the VR gaming platform
Water colour swatches of minerals, animals and plants that would have been found on the UHI campus when it was wild.
Water colour to virtual colour
Creating the colour domes onto the screen
Domes of colours placed in a circle. Each colour dome contained a sound from the natural habitat of the past.
Under bare feet
Adding the grass . Removing the shoes
Turf under foot so when the participant enters the space and puts on the head set - they ritualisticially have to remove thier shoes and socks and feel conected with the earth as they experience the visual and audio installation
Audio and film to follow
The Other Side of the Mountain https://vimeo.com/297616457