Wróblewski | Danowski | Isakov
virtual reality experience | six degrees of freedom
choreographer: Marta Przybysz | mocap support: Bones Studio
work in progress | launch: summer 2021

Lovestory is an interactive virtual reality experience. It’s main idea is the transfer of participant’s body into a virtual body and then a simulation of that presence in said body. The main emphasis of the action is a motion-captured intercourse between real people which builds up the experience. The creators identify the idea of acquiring the body and taking over another being with Tulpa, present in Tibetan mysticism, sometimes used as a synonym of “magical vanity”, “apparition” or “thought-shape”.

The concept behind the script for the experience is derived from the interest in early film adaptations of SF cinema. They represented VR at the time and the transhumanist idea of feelings being virtually connected between two people alongside body structure studies and a possibility of expressing its motor skills through specific aesthetics. The project is a response to a current health situation – the limitation of interpersonal contacts caused by the pandemic and, as a result, causing social contacts to shadow into virtual space.

Photos from the mocap session. We have made two kinds of recordings. The first was a simulated intercourse registration – in standard mocap costumes. The second was registered in costumes specifically created for this project, which allowed two people to perform a real lovemaking act.