NOWs: SPACE A&T Workshop with Clara Jo
Generating Narratives Through Virtual Transcription
This workshop invites participants to co-narrate new stories around objects – both as agents and surrogates – by translating them into imagined VR situations. The proposition here is that an understanding of how culture is spatialized, constructed, and mediated through human interaction might guide us to approach space as a narrative generating force. Conversely, fragmenting and disorienting audience perception with these tools could be harnessed to discover new ways of storytelling to sensorially engage with and re-imagine objects within the archive.
The aim is to reveal latent narratives within object-based archives, and to further stretch the affective potentials of VR to purposefully re-inscribe these material and immaterial spaces. Participants will be invited to use recording equipment and VR headsets during the co-inquiry to explore new methods for developing immersive experiences in connection with linear, narrative filmmaking.
Clara Jo’s recent film and sculptural installations work in conversation with sites implicated in revisionist histories. Her residency with SPACE takes place at The White Building, London’s centre for art, technology and sustainability. As an extension of her current practice, Jo is pursuing a new trajectory of research in interactive, virtual reality interfaces geared towards exhibition in public space. Her work has been featured in exhibitions and screenings at the Royal Academy of Arts (London), Akademie der Künste (Berlin), Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, White Columns (New York), the Swiss Institute (New York), and the Alliance Ethio-Française d’Addis-Abeba