For the VR vessel, Niemeyer programmed a simple series of concentric, revolving planes. They rotate slowly about the viewer.
“I really enjoy VR as a mask. It works best when viewers are transformed into different creatures inhabiting a different world. VR goggles should have screens on the outside showing what the user sees, then it would be a perfect mask.”
“With the vessel, I wanted to make a VR project that denies a hyped-up experience and foregrounds the contemplative. It’s a VR homage to ceramics. What if we could see a turning pot from the inside as it forms? The forming pot is an isomorphism of our bodies and souls forming and being formed by our environments at the same time.”
The VR Vessel will be online shortly. Recoding for the wonderful Oculus Go right now.