A Room With Four Views aka POV VR XXX, 2016
VR experience for Mobile VR
Initially commissioned by POV Paper magazine as a photo editorial, A Room With Four Views ended up as a virtual reality installation and a first of a kind experience from several points of view.
I had never before dealt with porn nor VR in my
practice to that point, so it was quite a challenge and a revelation at
the same time. Shooting in 360° completely changed my way of thinking and looking at what I want to capture and all of my “know-how” when dealing
with a camera and what’s in front of it
(in this case - all around it). From building up the
concept to the final result, there were many exciting
discoveries. Where one of the most relevant for me, back in 2016, was
simulating first person POV in VR while inhabiting
A body that’s not yours.
The four characters I
created, together with their four corresponding
“fantasies” were as many reasons for me (and implicitly
for the audience) to try different skins, genders or
sexual orientations. Also, by trying out the experience in the same physical space
and/or ambiance where we shot the videos created an interesting feeling of reality augmentation.
The experience is meant to be tried by four users simultaneously.
Duration: 4 min.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Maria Guta was born in Bucharest, Romania, where she studied graphic design and made her practice in fields as visual communication, art direction and fine arts. She moved to Switzerland in 2010 and in 2015 she has completed a Master’s degree in Art Direction and Photography at ECAL (Lausanne). After experiencing a different point of view as chief curator of the World VR Forum Annual Summit, she is now back to working as a freelance artist. Her most recent works explore photography, performance, installation, virtual reality and were exhibited in Tokyo, Berlin, Paris, Milan, Zurich, Lausanne, Vevey and Bucharest.
If you are interested in exhibiting or viewing this artistic VR experience, please send an email to us.