Building 1 / What homes are made of: The Architecture of Displacement
What homes are made of: The Architecture of Displacement is a room-scale interactive VR experience that questions the role history and memory play in the construction and perception of our physical presence, identity, and future formation. In this VR work, visitors can experience the artist's Melbourne home, both as an everyday, ordinary apartment and as the artist’s entire intimate universe and storage of memory. By being asked to take off their shoes before putting on the headset, the participant is being subtly initiated and invited to explore rituals present in the artist’s home, symbolically represented through a pair of house slippers that are commonly worn in all Croatian homes. Soon after, although still located in the same apartment, the viewer will notice that they are not alone anymore and that a bridge between realities has been established.