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Celestial Reactors

Virtual reality experience about memory and embodiment

Celestial Reactors is an allegorical VR experience exploring the thematics of memory and embodiment through the use an abtract, allegorical science-fiction narrative.

The player explores a future or inner world where an omnipresent and elusive technological system has replaced the biosphere. In these dreamscapes, the player encounters Mnemosynes, embodied avatars built from human knowledge, symbols and memories : are they software, lifeforms, concepts or illusions?

The book

The project is built around a short story by coeur_net.
A limited edition illustrated book displays the story text alongside original illustrations and screenshots from the virtual reality game. You can order the book online.

The installation

The game is a room-scale VR experience and uses hand-tracking for interaction.
A first version of the experience has been presented during a solo exhibition at KG Cornerprinting in July 2019.

Contact / News

A final version of the experience is currently in development : you can subscribe to our newsletter to stay be informed of the release. If you are interested in exhibiting or testing the project, please request a demo.

Set of illustrated posters completing the VR experience
KG Exhibition : the players can intereact with the experience using hand-tracking
Celestial Reactors : illustration
Book spread : features screenshots from the experience, a short story, and illustrations
Book spread : features screenshots from the experience, a short story, and illustrations
VR experience screenshot
Celestial Reactors : VR experience screenshot
Celestial Reactors : VR experience screenshot
KG Cornerprinting exhibition : VR installation view

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