Projects: Aveline


The early version of this piece was made for desktop and leveraged a unique eye-tracking technology created by Damon Loren Baker. The next iteration moved the piece into VR. The current version is a roomscale VR piece that places the user in an alleyway instead of a galaxy. Created with Unity support from Asseel Sidique. The viewer/reader is positioned in the centreof an infinitevisual galaxy populated by 40 small interactive spheres, suggestive of planets but textured with distorted images that resonate with the stories they hold within. The viewer touches the spheres in any order to activate audio and unfold a time-twisting, fringe-affirming, ether-inflected love story set in Berlin in the Weimar Republic with a tomorrow already speaking itself on the protagonists’ lips. We hope the piece resonates with the contemporary moment, too, somewhere between histories and futures; the objects of our desires and our longing, the periphery of the culture and its centre. It’s also a mediation on the power of poetry.