344 Swanston Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000
In My Shoes: Intimacy is a 360-degree experience which explores the power of human connection. Put aside your inhibitions, sit down with another person and look into their eyes. Let these strangers guide you through their impromptu, unconventional and intense moments of intimacy through virtual reality.
Join us at RMIT Gallery for a 20 minute virtual reality session, in which you can participate in the artwork exploring first-person documentary. We will be taking bookings for 2 participants at the same time.
Please note: This is a 2 person session. However - single bookings are welcome.
The VR sessions run Mondays and Tuesday throughout the exhibition (2 October - 11 November).
Monday 6 November - FINAL SESSION (note, no session on Tuesday 7 November as RMIT Gallery will be closed on the Melbourne Cup public holiday)
About the artwork
Intimacy is a first-person documentary by immersive-theatre creator Jane Gauntlett, that tells the stories of two strangers, two comrades and two lovers. It explores the importance of intimacy in survival, relationships and sexuality from a first-person perspective.
Inimacy forms part of In My Shoes, an internationally-recognised empathy project. In My Shoes is an ever-expanding collection of first-person, documentary style interactive performances, which guide participants through the beautiful, the challenging, the mundane and the surreal aspects of being human. In My Shoes is a fusion of documentary, education and theatre.
This project is presented as part of Experimenta Make Sense: International Triennial of Media Art, exhibiting a program of over 20 leading international and Australian artists. Both playful and challenging, this exhibition asks audiences to immerse their senses into a ‘thinking’, ‘feeling’ and ‘doing’ contemplation of what it is to be human in the digital age of technological acceleration. See the exhibition at RMIT Gallery from 2 October – 11 November 2017.or visit the website for full exhibition details www.experimenta.org/makesense
About the Artist
Jane Gauntlett is a writer, designer and producer of interactive experiences. She has spent more than ten years working in interactive theatre, film and games. Her narrative-driven works explore the capacity for technology to intensify audience experience.
In 2009 Gauntlett began working with audio technology and video goggles (Vuzix). She has since gone on to design experiences for Oculus Rift DK2 and Samsung Gear. She has worked as an artist and speaker for a diverse range of organisations and commercial companies including the Royal Shakespeare Company, Watershed Pervasive Media Studio, the UK’s National Health Service, Unilever, Saatchi & Saatchi, and with technology developers working in the fields of virtual reality, augmented reality, artificial intelligence and haptics.
RMIT Gallery is RMIT University’s premier curated exhibition space for national and international artists.The Gallery presents fine art, design, craft, fashion, new media, technology and popular culture, with extensive public programs offering an enjoyable and social means of experiencing contemporary culture.