A story of lost love.
Dir. Aaron Bradbury
Atlas V x NSC x Kaleidoscope
Vestige is a room-scale VR creative documentary that uses multi-narrative and volumetric live capture to take the viewer on a journey into the mind of Lisa as she remembers her lost love, Erik. Within an empty void, fragments of past memories appear of their life together. As we navigate the space to explore these moments, new memories are triggered revealing new pathways through the story. Over time the memories become entangled with a haunting vision and eventually lead us to the shocking moment of Erik’s death. Every viewing will reveal a different journey towards this moment, revealing the complex world of memory and grief
“Every time you recall a memory the proteins that form the mem- ory are reconstructed. Memory isn’t an inert piece of data that sits dormant until accessed, it’s continually being destroyed and recreated; dying and being re- born. Every time the proteins coalesce and the neurons a little piece of the memory is changed. Remembering is an act of creation..”
When I’m asked what’s so special about VR,
I always talk about intimacy. It is the intimacy between space and story that has the power to transform. The tangible nature of VR is what creates a special kind of empathy. Volumetric capture allows me to create intimacy between the viewer and Lisa to connect them with her story in a way which is more visceral than any other medium. Vestige is an exploration of memory, through an intimate story of love and loss…