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 an immersive installation exploring power dynamics between human and virtual worlds. Presented as a hybrid virtual reality experience, the work transports the user into a simulated world where they are confronted with a crowd of clones. Physical interactions, movement patterns and musical responses are performed, like an uncanny ritualistic exercise.
TSDOMS reflects on the role of power and dominance in stereotyping human behaviour, and how this system influences the construction of artificial intelligence and virtual environments. The project is a continuation of CLON’s exploration of hybrid realities and simulated worlds through speculative narratives.
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
A project by CLON
- Inmersiva 2, Centro de Cultura Digital Mexico City (Mx)
- Amplify, Espacio Fundacion Telefonica Lima (Peru)
- MUTEK Argentina, VR Salon
- TSDOMS Expanded Reality at Hyperdub's Ø, Corsica Studios.
- Nocturnal City, Somerset House Studios.
- York Mediale.
- Pointblank School.
AVAILABLE FOR EXHIBITIONS
eoliva [at] gmail [dot] com