Border is inspired by the world premiere of Ride (a motorcycle meditation). A cross between a video arcade game and a living documentary; it invites both the audience and biker to meet - and go for a ride.
Border celebrates motorcycle culture. Part-documentary, biker-biography and travel journal, it retells characters testimonials from varying landscapes and diverse backgrounds. A collaborative performance; one that combines role-play, pervasive technology and interactive documentary.
Using 360 filming technology, journeys are recorded and edited to allow the boundaries of viewer and subject to blur with different horizons, creating a new and thrilling experience. Connecting to themes of meditation and freedom, the motorcycle becomes an exploration of where active and passive spectatorship meet.
Border will be the beginning of a wider network of pieces, part of a vision of national and international venues adding to a growing collection of different cultural perspectives and rides that can be shared worldwide
A interactive documentary using VR. Taking riders on a motorcycle journey through the dramatic landscape of Northern Ireland with an audio track celebrating the communities it passes through. Commissioned by Sky Arts for Sky Arts 50.
BORDER: A VR RIDE
By Abigail Conway Produced by Laura Collier
Sound & Music Design: Ross Flight
Illustration: Eoin Ryan
Set design: Tin Shed Scenery
Editor: Conan Roberts
Camera: Conan Roberts
VR Production: East City Films
BORDER: A VR RIDE was commissioned and funded by Sky Arts as part of Art 50 and developed with the support of the Immersive Storytelling Studio, National Theatre.
To see a short interview please follow this link to Sky Arts 50 website.