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“In exploring how four nonbinary people use clothing to express their gender identities, Through the Wardrobe pushes the affordances of the HoloLens mixed reality headset by prompting the audience to try on physical clothing whilst engaging with spatial audio and surrounding animations integrated within a set of a bedroom. In combining techniques of audio documentary storytelling, immersive theatre and interactive digital installation art, we wanted the audience to perform and activate the work and reflect on how their own choice of clothing expresses their gender identity.”
Robert Eagle, Author
Through the Wardrobe is a documentary mixed-reality installation that explores the daily considerations nonbinary people (people who don’t identify as male or female) must make in expressing their gender through clothing. The experience mixes audio interviews with colorful hand-drawn interactive animations in an augmented reality headset, taking place within a physical set that requires the audience to dress up, touch the furniture, and use their body as a controller to decide on the pace and flow of the experience.