If future humans (or post-humans) ever live in completely virtual worlds, what would their lives look like? False Mirror is an open-ended, interactive, virtual reality project, which aims to explore speculative futurism and emerging forms of inhabiting virtual space-times, as post-humans.
The challenge of creating a virtual city and new life forms from the ground-up, that shape and grow over time, requires thinking through exciting untapped problems that haven’t been imagined in real life.This ongoing research project started in 2017, expanding floor upon floor to create an infinite virtual city. The result is a unique experience that uses speculative design to imagine a possible future that’s continually growing and reshaping itself.
False Mirror often manifests in form of Lecture-Performances and VR Installation
VR Installation / Performance / Lecture / Workshop
As this virtual space grows over time, False Mirror becomes available to public audience through various forms such as Installation, Performance or lecture conducted by the artists involved in the project. In addition, running workshops on basis of False Mirror helps to engage thinkers, designers and artists to contribute as a collective imagination.
IDFA Doclab – VR Installation and Lecture – [ Nov 2018 ] Amsterdam
Amsterdam’s University of Applied Sciences – Workshop – [ Dec 2018 ] Amsterdam
Ambulante Festival – VR Installation – [ Mar 2019 ] Mexico
A Maze Festival – VR Exhibition and Lecture – [ Apr 2019 ] Berlin
The Hmm – Presentation – [ Apr 2019 ] Amsterdam
Sensorium Festival – VR Lecture – [ Jun 2019 ] Bratislava
Mutek Montreal Festival – VR Lecture and Panel Discussion (Curated by HOLO/CreativeApplications) [ Aug 2019 ] Montreal
Unpackaging 3Package Deal – VR Lecture (VondelCS) – [ Aug 2019 ] Amsterdam
GetxoPhoto Festival – VR Lecture and Exhibition – [ Sep 2019 ] Bilbao
Het Nieuwe Instituut – Sacred Hill – [ Jul-Sep 2019 ] Rotterdam
World Premiere at Nederlands Film Festival – Sacred Hill – [ Oct 2019 ] Utrecht
Museum Night – Sacred Hill – [Oct 2019] Amsterdam
The Overkill Festival – VR Exhibition – [Nov 2019] Enschede
Eindhoven Film Festival – VR Lecture – [Nov 2019] Eindhoven
University of Denver – VR Lecture – [ Jan 2020 ] Denver
Meta Marathon – Sacred Hill and Lecture – [May 2020] Dusseldorf