Sept 21-24, 2017
Abandon Normal Devices Festival
We Dwell Below is a multi-user virtual reality installation in which visitors traverse the underground and explore alternative habitats with fellow cave-dwellers. A chewing device attached to the headwear enables the participants to eat their ways through multiple layers of strata.
The collaborative experience allows participants to adorn themselves with custom costumes in a rendered geological landscape, and be careless, wild, and free together. Featuring music by NYC based multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Ka Baird.
We Dwell Below is a co-production between OONI and Abandon Normal Devices, and supported by public funding from Arts Council England. It was conceptualized and directed by Laura Juo-Hsin Chen from the OONI team, and costumes were designed by Kelsey LaSeur of Planeta.