An interactive cinematic VR project
Anonymous is an interactive 3D real-time rendered cinematic VR applying gaze interaction. The story concerns the life of an old man living alone and remembering his life. The environment and character were created using cardboard textures as if the audience were in a cardboard box. The audience plays the role of the man’s dead wife, and they can observe his solitary daily life positioned as his wife’s portrait. When they gaze at an object, they become the object and see his life from the object’s perspective. The work constrains the audience’s control and limits the immersion as storytelling techniques for eliciting embodied reflexivity.
The work was selected for Bucheon International Animation Festival (BIAF2019) in Korea, Tbilisi International Animation Festival (TIAF2019) in Georgia, Torino Short Film Market (TSFM2019) in Italy, and Montreal International Animation Film Festival (ANIMAZE2020) in Canada.