Laurie Anderson, Hsin-Chien Huang / US, TW, 2017 / 35 min.
Chalkroom is a virtual reality work by Laurie Anderson and Hsin-Chien Huang in which the reader flies through an enormous structure made of words, drawings and stories on chalkboard walls. Once you enter, you are free to roam and fly. Words sail through the air. They fall into dust. They form and reform. Chalkroom is the winner of the Best VR Experience at the Venice Film Festival.
The VR experience lasts 15 minutes, tickets are sold in one-hour slots. The visitors are brought in in order of arrival. In the meantime, you can watch the film Hidden Inside Mountains by Laurie Anderson.
Laurie Anderson, Hsin-Chien Huang
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