Self Portrait Experiments in 360

Concept and Direction Crispin Lord

: Ana De Matos, Crispin Lord and Jasmine Darlington

This VR film is about the relationship between power in queer sex, the vulnerable dancing body and voiceovers.

It builds on the ideas explored in a series of sound-based performances I made in collaboration with composer Jonathan Packham, using VR scores and motion tracking electronics to investigate the relationship between VR and queerness. With this piece I was especially interested in the contradiction between a voiceover giving movement-based instructions to a user wearing a rudimentary headset that couldn’t register motion.

Self Portrait Experiments in 360 was filmed in Leeds during a three-day performance lab with the Live Art Development Agency, led by Ana De Matos of Chameleon Eye Films and Performance Artist Ria Hartley.