« À table ! Talking bodies » is a virtual reality film and an immesion into language from children’s point of view. A ten years old class wrote and designed the film staging talking-bodies : they are hybrid characters made of fruits, vegetables and object from meal having communication organs. To get to sound poetry issues with the children, characters are having different amount of mouths or hears and confront themselves to language forms such as debate, ritual, spoonerism or proverb. Their shape define their way of speech and the narrative is based on the following idea : talking-bodies are eating words, sentences, punctuation, and so on.
In a 360° space looking like sound laboratory, talking-bodies are moving to the rythm of performed children voices. Exploration of speeches and voices, the film occures close to our sight, to our look and to our psyche, as a reflect of the place where words emerge. The creative process focuses on back and forth between the physic and the virtual : communication organs were designed and edited by Holospasm studio through 3D printing and used by the children to make talking-bodies. Then, photogrammetry (3D scan) were used to produce 3D models of talking-bodies.
Those steps to explore and question our perception and our link to physicality, to the virtual reality film.
The project was carried out as part of the 4th edition of Création en Cours (2019-2020), a national residency program piloted by the Ateliers Médicis with the support of the Ministry of Culture and in cooperation with the Ministry of National Education and Youth.
Description : The easiest format to set up and exhibit.
Platform compatibilty : Google Cardboard, Google Daydream, Samsung GearVR, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, others
Technical Requirements : VR Headset, Swivel stool/chair, Compatible smartphone or desktop PC, Charger, Internet connection
Tutorial : watch here
User Mediation: 1 person for 10 to 20 VR stations