Quills Fest VR World is an ever-evolving playground and exhibition space for Quills Fest projects current and in the future.
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A dead, would-be President seeps into our consciousness in an audio exploration through New York City’s only fully intact 19th-century family home, the Merchant’s House.
On the Morning You Wake (to the End of the World) is a virtual reality documentary that captures the voices of the people who experienced the real and imminent threat of nuclear weapons. “On the Morning You Wake” immerses the audience in the first-hand experience of citizens in Hawai’i to make clear the fundamental injustice of a world where nuclear weapons exist.
Reading a diary left by the estranged son, a Catholic mother (Hadley Boyd) finds a way to transcend herself and her grief by imagining him alive and in love.
A Sudanese girl’s experience of a haboob, or sandstorm, in Khartoum leaves a profound and lingering memory.
LOOM is a VR opera that ruminates on the emotional and political charge of polyphony and ethnic identities. The project grew out of the artists’ time recording soundscapes, filming, and studying with elder song masters in the villages of the Kam people, an ethnic minority group in the southwest of China with a rich orally transmitted polyphonic singing tradition that has undergone drastic displacement and reconstruction in recent decades.
In China, internet gaming is described as “electronic heroin” and many parents of suspected internet addicts send them to re-education camps. One of them was the director of this VR experience that places you at the center of his haunting experiences.
Anakwad is a shapeshifter bear ritual from the indigiqueer perspective. Bear medicine is a powerful intentional energy of transformation as part of the human experience and encourages healing through reconnecting to the earth and one’s own nature.
Nao Bustamante prototypes a new vision for feminist autonomy in her project BLOOM, an ongoing cross-disciplinary investigation centered around the design of the vaginal speculum and its use in the history of the pelvic examination.
Ordinary Gesture is a Virtual Reality Theatrical experience that intersects theatre, meditation, and movement.