V0Y3UR

by marian.

[ATTENTI0N]

The following content includes descriptions of mental health struggles relating to depression and dissociation.
If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health, know that help is available. Please reach out to the Access & Crisis helpline available at your location.

[AB0UT]

V0Y3UR was designed as a continuation of the looking glasses in an effort to raise mental health awareness.

Through this AR experience, the user is first presented with a room designed to emulate the room of someone struggling with depression. While walking through this room, bits of reflection appear surrounding signifcant objects: decaying plants, a pile of laundry, clutter, etc.

After interacting with the objects of the scene, a mirror appears that transports the user into the following scene: an empty street with tree lamp posts and more bits of reflection. Walking along the street and reading the text should evoke a feeling of confusion and disorientation.

The final scene is a garden in which the simulacra replace real objects. Their proportions are inconsistent, further dramatizing the feeling of derealization that some people with depression experience.