Sarah Rothberg

Memory/Place : My House, 2014-2015

VR experience for Oculus Rift

MEMORY/PLACE: MY HOUSE is an installation which features a navigable virtual reality representation of the artists' childhood home, recreated in 3d using home movies, diaries, and photographs as source material. Using primarily a set of videos from 1988 and 1989 taken by the artist's father, who later died in that home after suffering from dementia, the artist stitched together photos and videos which are triggered by the users' presence. The installation speculates on the emotional impact that future archiving technologies will have on personal memories in the immediate wake of Facebook's purchase of Oculus, and places the Oculus DK1 in a long line of obsolete memory technologies.

About the installation: Oculus Rift DK1 + Custom Chair Controller




Sarah Rothberg is an artist who captures the interplay between technology, systems, and the personal, creating meaning through unique and often strange interactions. Her immersive and idiosyncratic experiences represent impossible scenarios: new metaphors that suggest new ways of remembering, thinking, understanding, and communicating.

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