Culture VR - Muted



Muted is an immersive and sensitive experience that plunges you below the surface of a young girl’s silence, into an imaginary and poetic underwater world. Parental abandonment has left her voiceless. This is a story beyond words, one that is felt rather than told. Like a freediver, you gently descend along a line connecting you to the surface.
This story-line will guide you down to the depths. Flowing through the thoughts and memories of this world of silence, ocean currents sometimes create strange dances like an imaginary sign language.

At first, the story in this virtual reality experience takes shape on the table at which the participant is seated. A scaled-down universe comes to life in front of them: they can look closer, or even peer behind objects. Muted is not a 360-degree movie, but an immersive experience (or “6 DoF”) that allows for full integration within the virtual environment. The story then continues in an infinitely vast underwater world. The participant’s descent into the depths is set to an original music composition. The sound design evolves as they sink lower and lower, deepening the immersion.

Credits :

STARTS Residencies project, Content4All, Fraunhofer HHI – Vision and Imaging Technologies, Chroniques 2018 , Région Sud, Seconde Nature et ZINC, Edis – fonds de dotation, Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Wallonie-Bruxelles international,

  • Programming & Graphic Design : Christophe Monchalin,
  • Choreography and performance (volumetric studio) : Léonore Guy,
  • Interpretation and Sign language (180° movie capture) : Maud Chapoutier ,
  • Illustration : Tomoko Yoshida, Christophe Monchalin,
  • 2D animation : Evelien de Roeck, Tomoko Yoshida,
  • Original music : Yann Deval,
  • Voice : Léonore Guy



Christophe Monchalin

Christophe Monchalin is an artist and motion designer, based in Brussels  


Interactive / Moving position

Description : The benchmark VR format.

Platform compatibilty : Oculus Rift, HTC Vive

Technical Requirements : VR Headset, dedicated space (3m b 3m mini), compatible desktop PC, Power outlet, headphone, Internet connection

Tutorial : Contact production

User Mediation: Contact production