15’00, United Kingdom, 2021

Performed and directed by UK-based Digital Dance Artist: Kerryn Wise. VR Design by Creative Technologist Ben Neal, Producers: Courtenay Johnson and Emma Hughes, Sound: Dan Frazer. 


Inspired by iconic moments from film, Facades is a surreal VR noir that dances between reality & illusion. Experience hauntingly beautiful choreography from a unique perspective; step into the frame, move beyond the veneer and take a closer look.


Kerryn Wise is a UK-based dance artist, performer and researcher, exploring the intersection of dance, film, physical theatre and digital technologies. Kerryn’s current work explores live performance and VR using volumetric capture. Kerryn was a QuestLab Digital Dance Artist at Studio Wayne McGregor (2018/19) and is a NearNow member at Broadway Media Centre’s studio for arts and technology. Kerryn has been devising work for over 20 years and has shown her work at a range of festivals, theatres and venues inter/nationally including the National Review of Live Art, Sensitive Skin Festival, NEAT, NottDance, Prague Quadrennial, Refract Festival, FIVARS, QLD XR Festival and Performing Futures. Kerryn is one half of Displace Studio with Creative Technologist Ben Neal.


Ben Neal is an Arts-focussed creative technologist, digital artist, programmer, games/gadget builder and educator. His work often uses audio-visual and digital technology to create interactive art, bespoke electronic devices, musical instruments and immersive content such as Virtual / Augmented Reality. His work has been seen at the V&A, Somerset House, Open Data Institute, Warwick Arts Centre, Ikon Gallery, BOM, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery and at festivals such as Sonar (ES), Fierce, Supersonic, Flatpack, Random String, Coventry Biennial and London Design Festival. He is part of the Swoomptheeng art collective and works freelance as Psicon Lab.


VR film could be experienced on 29.10.2022, 13:00-16:00, The Center – Varna.