Artist: Shahab Nedaei
Genre: VR-Art Game
Materials: Virtual Reality experience with 12.000 Video and Audio Clips
The work “disarray” is a multiverse labyrinth of collective events, which seems to be
characterized by repetition. Yet, through user interaction, an emerging structure becomes distinguishable.
With every new connection and leap into a subsequent multiverse made, each user sets forth on their own (narrative)
odyssey on rough sea.
Due to the current technological progress and the associated spread of mass media, one is constantly exposed to
the rapidly growing flood of information today. The more the tide rises, the more we seal ourselves off with carefully
collected pieces of information. Cultures, communities and individuals surround themselves in echo bubbles that conform
to their respective world view. Separations and borders become more and more apparent as the mass of information blurs their
perspectives, pushing people into shut down. Fearing that their constructed worldview will be destroyed, any influence that does
not correspond to the fragmented interpretation of the world that is society and culture is censored.
“We are blurring out of reality.” Facts are subordinated. Comfort is made a priority. With the work “disarray”,
the user is thrown into a state between excess and isolation. Their constructed echo bubble of comfort is infused
with creeping content that alters already fixed narratives of known and conforming information. The interaction
further enhances the bubble and constructs it towards three basic building blocks of a story narrative: figure,
transformation, diegeses. With each stroke a visible net of past decisions that obstructs further moves is constructed until
a deadlock leaves the user in a non-stopping flood of escalating information. By constantly switching between interaction,
observation, and the totality of influences, the reflex of building a coherent narrative between the content is stimulated
to further distort information structures forming an ever deeper reaching spiral.