Embark on a journey of reincarnation that spans millions of years and experience the universe through new perspectives in Hsin-Chien Huang’s award-winning VR experience Samsara.
In the near future, Earth’s environment has been depleted due to the greed of mankind. Catastrophic wars to fight for resources resulted in global nuclear destruction. Forced to escape the planet to find a new home, the remaining humans search for a new place to live.
Despite many attempts, they inevitably find themselves returning to Earth time and time again as different life forms through the millennia. Like the six realms of existence in Buddhism, the viewer reincarnates and embodies different persons and creatures to find the ultimate spiritual transcendence.
An experiment that explores the concept of Embodied Cognition through virtual reality and interactivity, Samsara allows audiences to see through different perspectives, promoting empathy and a new understanding of our collective existence on Earth.
Samsara was selected for the 78th Venice VR Film Festival and also won the Jury Award of the SXSW and Best VR Story of the Cannes XR competition.
Suitable for 11 years old and above only.
Venue: VR Gallery, Level 4, ArtScience Museum
When: 27 Oct 2023 - 31 Jan 2024,