Helpless

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Synopsis

Helpless examines whether plants can feel pain as humans do. The artist invited viewers to experience firsthand how plants respond to pain in a virtual reality(VR) space. In this VR simulation, humans discover that their touch, which seems unremarkable to them, can be a great pain or act of violence to plants. Through this, Kim argues that humans cannot treat any nonhumans without respect.

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Tae Yeun KIM +PPPLab + VR CREW
{Helpless}, 2021
VR Interactive, Dimensions Variable
Commissioned by 2021 ACC {{Posthuman Ensemble}}

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Credits

Director : Tae Yeun KIM
Planning & Design : Hong Seok KIM, PPPLab
VR-UI implementation : VRCrew
Reference : Plant Experiment & Data Analysis_Hyo-Jun LEE

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