Extraordinary Stories in Virtual Reality

Sundance 2015 – New Frontier Kicks Reality Up a Notch

The Independent Magazine

Assent, a beautifully composed and personal VR from Chilean artist Oscar Raby, immersed us into Raby’s father’s experience with the Chilean Army death squad (“Caravan of Death” campaign) following the coup of 1973. Raby constructed the narration to put users in the point of view of his father. Rather than calling up explicit war images in the VR goggles, Raby used art, sound, and the Chilean landscape to convey his story.

AssentKaty Morrison