Temporal World: A Haptisonic Virtual Reality Memory World

“Temporal World” is a haptisonic VR experience in which artist Chloé Lee reflects on making meaning in places with varying levels of connection to her; from the personal to the familial to the foreign. We are guided to slow down while exploring Berlin and beyond in our increasingly accelerated time. As an Asian-American artist, she explores themes of migration through discovery, documentation and, in time, rooting herself in a new place.

This VR world emphasizes the ephemerality of memory and learning to sense in new ways. These new ways of sensing, and in turn understanding, help create a more nuanced understanding of our interactions and, often invisible, dynamics within our environments.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

photo of Chloé Lee



Chloé Lee


Chloé Lee

Additional Credits:

Lucas Martinic: VR Experience Developer, Dru Blumensheid, Bumesi: Haptic Jacket Design and Fabrication, Mohammed Fardin Gholami: Haptic Hardware Engineer, Isaac Munoz: Advisor, VR Sound Engineering, Victor Minces: Advisor, Spectrogram Sound Integration, Kara Lynch: Advisor, Project Development, Gözde Güngör: Exhibition Installation Design, Anna Berlin: Production Assistant, Supported & Funded by: Matters of Activity, DFG


Public Film Contact:

Chloé Lee
Present Futures
+49 15252411310

Publicity Contact:

Nicole Kerr
+1 706 577 3287

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20 mins