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“Ahorse is about how we developed into creatures that are hyped by VR.”
Wendela Scheltema, director, to Docubase
Ahorse is a VR installation that takes viewers through a history of consciousness, from premodern times into a virtual future not unlike the cyberspace the viewer is inhabiting. Ahorse is both theoretical meditation and historical glimpse at the mediated matter that drives the development of human consciousness. From cave drawings to photography, Ahorse explores the different methods that humans have developed to express their imagination, leading up to the virtual realities of contemporary times.
Ahorse is a “playful cinematographic VR installation” that allows users to experience various phases of how material culture mediates perception. Taking the horse as a central metaphor for mobility and change, Ahorse is a journey through different histories of perception. This installation is accompanied by a poetic essay by Edwin Gardner entitled “From One World to the Next – the Adventures of Consciousness.”