Jocelyn Anquetil and Charles Harrop-Griffiths
Portal 01, 2017
VR experience for HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Oculus Go
From the comfort of a familiar toilet seat, PORTAL_01 transports users to a surreal all-female dimension. Another universe where attitudes towards female disposition and etiquette are explored through hyper-saturated, hyper-exaggerated feminine characters. The piece draws from the eerie perfectionism, fickleness and sexualisation of female characters in science-fiction and video games.The VR experience is a collage of medias, with performance footage of Anquetil adopting a series of bizarre characters superimposed into a computer animated wormhole. The experience, featuring a dial-up reminiscent soundtrack by Archy Marshall (King Krule) and Jack Towell, was debuted at Boomtown Festival in June 2017, and has since been shown at the Gazelli Art House, London and Centrum Gallery, Berlin.
Duration: 3 minutes 30 seconds
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Jocelyn Anquetil (b. 1994) is an artist and filmmaker based in London. Her work spans across film, virtual reality and immersive installation. Throughout her work Jocelyn constructs alternate realities, building other worlds to stand as allegories of our own. Her saturated, satirical videos traverse dystopian universes and probe questions about the female condition and its future; frequenting themes of melodrama, taboo, the supernatural and the millennial disposition to parody societal and cultural constructs.
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