Design Your Ultra Experience

PARCO AWARD

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Shape memory of you

Discont

 

Virtual reality has not reached a point where it gives people a feeling of reality that utilizes the whole body?
We lost our body in virtual reality. When the body is not present, physical sensations are dulled and any sense of reality when it comes to the body disappears. The mind floating on a sea of electrons is brought back to reality. Therefore, in the virtual world, my body remembers a strong sense of divergence with the real world.
Here, I made seven installations that evoke a sense of the body's reality, and shake physical sensations; it was a journey contained on a small storage device.
This is an experimental attempt that aims to restore the body and physical sensations that get lost in VR. And it is also a body-shaped, storage device Time Capsule for those who someday abandon their physical bodies and live in the electronic world.

 

PROFILE

 

Discont

VR space designer|Japan

 
 

Hirosuke Ichioka
Master's degree in Architecture. Major in Architecture history.
Now working in VR company in TOKYO.

 
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JUDGES' COMMENTS

It was a piece that stirred my expectations of "I wonder what's coming up next" while going around the seven exhibitions in the space, as well as the space that changed as I advanced forth. In addition, among current creators of VR spaces, there are many skilled people who call themselves "engineers," but through this award, a creator appeared taking on the title of a "VR space designer" (the creator of this piece, Discont), making me think that VR will be taking a huge step in shifting towards art, fashion and culture in the future, which is why I chose this piece.

Takashi Sensui
Managing Executive Officer PARCO Co., Ltd.

 
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