Bodies are weird and beautiful and very diverse. With some simple tricks, we can "hack" our brains to experience the illusion of inhabiting a different body.
Would be great to realise this dream of a different type of connection, research VR and music experience.
Let's make a VR music video that lat's you experience "full-body-Illusions"
The idea is based on experiments used in cognitive science research which I explored with some researchers at Karolinska Institute. To archive, a full-body illusion researchers combine tactile stimuli that are timed to coincide with visual representations of such stimuli in a VR view of a dummy body. Instead of a dummy-body, two screens and a researcher slaving away stroking the participant rhythmically I want to film and share a "VR music video" in preparation for and during the festival.
The goal is to compose a pice of music in collaboration with a musician from the community. The lyrics of this piece will serve to guide the tactile input for the participants.
Two people who trust each other join the experience together. They draw shapes or words on their body according to the introduction provided.
Person 1 puts on the cardboard VR headset and lies down. Person 1 plays the video with full sound. Person 2 proceeds to stroke person 1 rhythmically at the market place as timed by the song. In the video person 1 sees different body-types recoded in the same setup and the visual and tactile inputs overlay to create body-illusions of diverse bodies "donated" by the community.
|rent for cameras and tripods for 2 days||1 500 SEK|
|Material to build a set||1 500 SEK|
|software for the VR video||500 SEK|
Total funding goal: 3 500 SEK
What is the next step?
please comment if you have a tripod or camera I could borrow :), then I would not need that in the budget :)
I also very much need feedback by musicians in this project :)