TSDOMS: THE SECRET DUTIES OF
MASTER & SERVANT
[VR experiment]

TSDOMS (The Secret Duties of Master and Servant)

VR and expanded reality installation

“Th’ abuse of greatness is when it disjoins remorse from power." 

Brutus in Julius Caesar (2.1.19-20) by William Shakespeare

TSDOMS (The Secret Duties of Master and Servant) is a VR experiment which explores the power relationship between humans and human-like machines. Presented as an interactive gaming experience, the work transports users inside a simulated world in which they are able control a crowd of humanoid clones. By triggering a set of musical objects, the clones respond with direct physical movements. Performing like a DJ on stage or an orchestra director, the user is empowered to play and arrange their own choreographed clone show.

 

TSDOMS aims to reflect on how human actions are affected by power and dominance, and how we might use artificially designed beings or clones to become our slaves.

Concept, design and direction by Estela Oliva 

in collaboration with:

Sound design: Ana Quiroga

Technical support: Andrew Crowe (MetaObjects).

Additional 3D design: Aitana Basquiat, Aser Perez

Prototype VR development by Munchingsquare

A project by CLON

clonworks.com


EXHIBITIIONS:

- TSDOMS Expanded Reality at Hyperdub's Ø, Corsica Studios, 2019.

Talks

- Nocturnal City, Somerset House Studios, 2018.

Talks

- York Mediale 2018.

AVAILABLE FOR EXHIBITIONS

eoliva [at] gmail [dot] com