"Folds", 360 degree video with sound, produced with making360, Fabien Soudiere and Nir Netzer. Music by Blue Dot Sessions, 1:45, 2017
Rockhaven Creepers Trilogy, 2018
Inspired by "The Yellow Wallpaper" written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman in 1932, “Rockhaven Creepers Trilogy” utilizes cinematic virtual reality to bring the viewer into the space of the abandoned Rockhaven Sanitarium in Glendale, California.
The trilogy presents three rooms, each inhabited by a dancer, a character, who through movement, embodies the various "nervous disorders" associated with female health in the 1930's and even through present day. The project uses the technology of virtual reality to physically and emotionally connect the audience to an embodied space and female stories. (9:52)
Dancers: Tiara Jackson, Kelsey Long, Samantha Mohr
Music: Found, Dealer & Denser by Nctrnm; Petal by Respawn
All Her Bodies (In-progress)
“All Her Bodies”, an experimental virtual reality project, merges poetic storytelling and volumetric filmmaking inside of an abstract world. Individual stories of interiority are recounted by five women of different ages and ethnicities as intimate one-on-one encounters in the space. The project begins with a poem that leads the audience to five recollections of vulnerability, violence, strength and empowerment collectively referencing female experience historically and now. Soundscapes and textured backgrounds suggest places or situations but remain abstract resulting in a dream-like fragmented memory space.
Written and Directed - Elizabeth Leister
VR Developer - Pariah Interactive
Sound Design – Noctvrnal
Composer – Clinton Rusich
Audio Engineer – Joel Krantz
Actresses – Janet Admasu, Lorinda Hawkins-Smith, Jasmine Ibrahem, Sonia Norris, Isobel Roth