‘Once I dreamt that I wandered through an abandoned house, to wake up with a story, of which the words got lost’ | A post-colonial family affair | Eva Gonggrijp
The artist’ family was imprisoned in the Japanese camps in former Dutch-Indies during WWII. As a child the artist felt the sense of loss and absence, both with her father and her grandmother. She inherited the family archive and animated these elements in order to reconstruct her dream, that echoed the untold stories. The lifework of her grandmother, a replica of her own house, forms the setting. Who enters this space changes from subject to participating and direct object. These memories need your sensory perceptions to come to life.
Co-production | WeMakeVR
When Eva expressed her intentions, no suitable technology to capture this in VR existed. The idea was considered impossible because of the size and scale of the object. Attempts to enlist help from VR creators failed until WeMakeVR director Avinash Changa, who does not believe in technical limitations, constructed a new camera out of existing elements. The personal resonance and emotional connection he felt with the concept motivated him to invent a new technology and workflow allowing this shared emotion to be captured in a (virtual) reality. (Eva Gonggrijp)
WeMakeVR is an internationally awarded maker of Immersive Experiences. For “On Entre” by Eva Gongrijp, WeMakeVR handled VR macro-photography, developed custom VR-capture technology and VR-postproduction (stitching).
The scent was developed in coöperation with Frank Bloerm/the Snifferoo and funded by Soledad Senlle Art Foundation. Credits foto’s Ernst van Deursen