The Hangman at Home 2020

Inspired by the iconic Carl Sandburg poem (1922), this VR single-user immersive experience explores themes of acknowledgement and participation. It is not about hanging people, but about the awkward intimacy that comes with being human, and the connection between spectator, witness, and accomplice. The animated, interactive experience invites you into five interwoven stories, capturing pivotal moments in people’s lives. The Hangman at Home РVR ultimately reveals that we are all more alike than different, while raising questions of responsibility.

The projects is has three distinct outcomes:

  • The Hangman at Home – VR, a single-user immersive experience (world premiere at the Venice Biennale).
  • The Hangman at Home, an animated short film independent of the VR experience (to be released in 2021).
  • We Are at Home, a multi-user VR installation for a larger venue and audience.

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Project details

GenreVirtual Reality Experience / Animation / Participatory performance
TechniquePaint on footage, 2D and 3D animation
LengthVR 25 min. / Performance 45 min
ProducersLate love production (DK), Miyu productions (FR), Floreal Films (FR), National Film Board (CA)