I am exploring the ideas of escapism and the psychological impact of video games. Virtual Reality is where my ‘safe place’ exists. It allows the viewer to temporally escape reality and become immersed completely in the virtual. To do this I am using a combination of Photogrammetry, Tilt Brush and Minecraft, which is then exported into a format appreciate for VR.
Essays on Virtual and Real Space by Elizabeth Grosz, says in a section that if we had access to out utopia then we would cease to exist within the now, resulting in reality decaying. I disagree with her view here. In my opinion Video games are a visualization and extension of our imagination, allowing us to temporarily live and experience our Utopia, however brief.