Queer sound and media artists HYEANZ have just opened a virtual reality gallery installation featuring their latest mind-bending video Perimeter. The video and gallery center the work of the duo and sevearl other LGBTQ artists in Berlin, Germany.
The virtual installation explores the physical aspects of identity and attempts to define the simultaneous feelings of being in the perimeter (both “just outside” and “just barely inside”) as represented through art.
Perimeter is a multi-sensory experience where every sound has been built from prior field recordings. Some of the recording locations include a café in Palermo or the sounds of a working refugee kitchen in France, and even saxophone samples from ancient caves in Poland.
Perimeter features the works of Mmakgosi Kgabi, Simon(è) Jaikiriuma Paetau (@lapaetau), Adrienne Teicher, Martini Cherry Furter (@martini.cherryfurter), and Kathryn Fischer aka Mad Kate. The centerpiece of the gallery is a sharply-cut, rapid-fire video that overwhelms bodily senses but leaves the viewer riveted.
Perimeter is reminiscent of Berlin’s underground techno scene, where the avant-garde electronica duo HYENAZ (Fisher and Teicher) are well known. And while the video is a collaborative effort. within the virtual reality gallery there are five separate screens devoted to each of the five artists.
You can visit the virtual reality gallery showing of Perimeter via hyenaz.com and view the video Perimeter below.