BUT ALL THE LIVELINESS BELONG TO THEM,
I HAVE NOTHING.
PROFESSOR: JOHANNES DEYOUNG
This immersive experience explores the juxtaposition of nostalgia and melancholy by exploring the vagueness of one’s past memories. Usually, if we try to access an deeply rooted memory in the past, we might not even be able to recall the entire story but only fragments of it. When chasing the invisible memory, we often lost in the feeling of emptiness.
In this virtual space, the participant will be able to vaguely hear the fragment of the sounds related to the Spring Festival in random order once entered the experience. Then, as the participant approaches the set on the screen, the volume of the sound effect will increase as he/she gets closer to it. However, once the participant gets to a certain point, the noise and extreme visual effect will flush out the other environment, symbolizing the phenomenon where when one tries too hard to recall something, the details often oddly get lost.