Introducing Facades

Put on your VR headset and embark on a unique choreographic journey, walking the line between reality and illusion…

Facades is a room-scale dance-theatre virtual reality (VR) experience created by Displace Studio; a collaboration between Digital Dance Artist Kerryn Wise and Creative Technologist Ben Neal.

Inspired by iconic film scenes including Rear Window, The Wizard of Oz, and The Mirror, Facades uses the architectural features of mirrors, windows and doors as metaphors for duality, reflection and portals. This surreal ‘VR noir’ presents hauntingly beautiful choreography from unique perspectives to expose themes of vulnerability, trust, disembodiment and isolation, inviting the viewer to step into the frame, move beyond the veneer and take a closer look.


= 2022 =

Facades at REFRACT at Waterside Arts, Manchester, 30th Jul

more tour dates to be announced soon

Facades and Workshop at Studio Wayne McGregor, London, (tbc)

= Passed =

Facades at Light After Dark Festival at Nottingham Playhouse, Nottingham, 26th Mar

“Perceiving Facades” talk at University of Gloucestershire, Gloucester, 9th Mar

Facades at FIVARS Festival, Toronto, Canada & Los Angeles, US, 21st – 28th Feb

“Perceiving Facades” talk at Pervasive Media Studio Lunchtime Talks, Bristol, 7th Feb

Dis_place VR at Dance Camera PandeMANIA, Istanbul, Turkey, 4th Feb

= 2021 =

Facades at IOCT Showcase at LCB Depot, Leicester, 9th Dec

Facades at Studio Wayne McGregor, London, 4th Dec

Facades “Best in VR Finalist” at QldXR Festival, Brisbane, Australia, 26th Nov

Talk at Nottingham Immersive Storytelling Symposium, Lakeside Arts, Nottingham, 2nd Nov

Facades at Facades: At Home at Near Now, Broadway Cinema, Nottingham, Throughout November

Facades on tour in Facets:2021 at Lakeside Arts, Nottingham, 12th – 13th Nov

Facades on tour at BOM (Birmingham Open Media), Birmingham, 5th – 6th Nov

Virtual Reality and Performance Playday, Lakeside Arts, Nottingham, 4th Nov

Facades on tour at Phoenix Cinema and Art Centre, Leicester, 29th – 30th Oct

= 2019 =

Dis_place at The People’s Hall, Nottingham, 5th Oct