Rachel Rossin

  • Rachel Rossin

    MY WORKS in virtual reality are often crudely sentient—they have an awareness of the viewer. Most recently, I have created installations that interpolate the audience’s passage through the gallery into the VR environment’s timescale; the behavior, physics, and light of both physical and virtual spaces are enmeshed. In Sky Is a Gap, 2017, the scene is a slowly intensifying disaster—a Zabriskie Point–like explosion of a building. Yet the event progresses only in accordance with the viewer’s physical location: Her movements through space, tracked by motion sensors, “scrub” the sequence,