Simulated Diegesis
Installation, Durational

Simulated Diegesis is a site-specific installation created for the ‘Rising to Float’ exhibition at Greatorex Street gallery in London. The installation consisted of seven independent audio channels and light projection that spanned a 40-meter-long corridor. The piece was designed to explore the theme of transient spaces whereby synthetic and pre-recorded sounds from the site were concealed with hidden speakers to playfully interact with visitors as they moved through the space.

The intention was to challenge the public’s perception by creating a simulated diegetic experience for each visitor. Diegesis refers to the narrative elements of a film that are presented to the audience, such as sounds made by the characters or from the natural environment around them. A simulation of these elements created an artificial diegetic experience by design, blending seamlessly with the natural sounds of the space to create a disorienting, immersive experience.

Installation by Steven McInerney

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Greatorex Street Gallery, 12-14 May, 2023. London (UK)