The Lacuna Shifts – depart (spatio-poetic VR Experience)

The Lacuna is a volatile room that keeps changing around its guest – shifting in scale and mutating its architectural features – while revealing traces of poetic narratives.

Loosely inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice books The Lacuna shifts combines sound, text and imagery into an alternate surreality. Disembodied, the viewer’s gaze becomes the only instrument of connecting to this space – it leaves traces, activates and builds structures. Through the procedural nature of The Lacuna shifts you cannot enter the same room twice. Each viewer will experience a different “journey”, manifesting different aspects based on her/his behaviour and the world’s own erratic character.  

Depart is Leonhard Lass and Gregor Ladenhauf, their core endeavour is the conception of poetic, audiovisual immersions. Deeply rooted in the digital they explore the ritualistic character of algorithms and venture deliberately into the uncanny – creating unique moments that are coined by formally rigorous and profound aesthetics.