Transitional Threads, 2023

Interactive virtual reality (VR) experience

Co-creators: Linh Dao & Amanda Stojanov
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Sound Designer: Kacie Horowitz

Transitional Threads is a virtual reality (VR) experience where viewers interact with words and an environment. The artists extracted the words from the text they wrote about their feelings and experiences leaving their home country and coming to live in the U.S. The viewers move throughout the environment while the written narrative and soundscape transform. The viewers can create new meaning by manipulating the words through movement, decay, and disruption. The movement of the words and the user symbolizes the transitional space between leaving and arriving, like a limbo lasting any duration.