Jakob Steensen
Demonstration of Aquaphobia

 

The award-winning Aquaphobia uses VR to connect inner psychological landscapes with exterior ecosystems. The work is inspired by psychological studies of the treatment of aquaphobia (fear of water) as an entry point to transform perceptions of our relationship to future water levels and climates. While travelling through the landscape, an alien morphing aquatic entity follows you around and emit scuba diving sounds and recites a poem, which tell a breakup story between the landscape and its virtual visitor.