Monuments of Being is a virtual reality experience that invites the viewer to question their relationship to their mortality and physical existence. The viewer is introduced to a liminal afterlife space filled with fragmented floating forms. A guide leads them into their new environment and in rediscovering their physical form. Slowly, the viewer's form begins to fragment, detach and is left to join the other monuments.
Using a Kinect 2's skeletal tracking system, we tracked users movements and mapped them into virtual space, giving them a unique sense of embodiment and presence. Made in collaboration with: Eugene Yen, Hanmeng Qi, Charlotte Simpson and Charles Anthony Gloria.