Step Into a Near Future Where Londoners Withdraw From Reality
Why gawk at Big Ben, take a stroll in Kensington Gardens, or ride the underground if you can get more from a screen?
With VR headsets set to roll out to markets in the next few months, the gaming experience is on the verge of a revolution. What more, the way we experience our surroundings is also transforming, and new technologies mark a period of increasing social isolation. In Away from Reality, two artists and a photographer comment on the changing nature of our society by envisioning a future London where the virtual eclipses reality.
The project was led by London based artists Tayfun Sarier and Guus ter Beek along with Instagram influencer Mr. Whisper, and depicts people engulfed in their own virtual worlds. Cut off from the surrounding environment, Londoners are blind to the historical landmarks, cultural experiences, and urban greenery that make up the city's vibrant and emotional character.