(Virtual) | Il Canto dei Suicidi (The song of the suicides)
To view this work please visit our Currents Virtual Festival site on the Ohyah platform. Click on the External Media link above. Once you board the train get off at the Virtual Reality or 360 Video stop.
ll canto dei suicidi is an immersive VR and 360° series project freely inspired by the Canto XIII of Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy. The general framework consists of a gigantic rectangular platform surrounded by a forest. It is home to half human, half plant trees, integrating the souls of suicides. Above, suspended in the sky, float huge platforms (or housing units). Each platform stages an allegorical stage ranging from the mental state that precedes the suicide, through the suicide and the torture that the souls undergo while being devoured by the harpies, until the reincarnation in entities without body the days of the Last Judgment. The musical environment that surrounds each platform envelops the visitor with a sound space related to the mental state of each place.
Collaborator: Christophe Havel