Sleepwalker explores Virtual Reality technology in relation to art historical and philosophical debates on the nature of the real. Evans produces constructed scenes that are viewed using stereoscopic devices.
Here, she stills the viewer's gaze, inviting contemplation of the frozen scene. Presenting backstage or 'behind the scenes' tableaus, these virtual dioramas present a third dimensional visual space which references the conceptual aesthetic of Northern Renaissance Flemish painter Jan Van Eyck.
These miniature vignettes are counterposed by an accompanying video installation which takes the form of a large over-scaled bed in which a restless body tosses and turns. Present only by its impression on the surface of the bed, this body represents a sleepwalker in the virtual domain.
Supported by Herma Projection Screen Technology.
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