Violette welcomes you into her space. She lets you enter the privacy of her room, and then of her imagination. Only you. Step into her place as into the home of a friend; put on your VR headset; see a universe of snow and forest materialize in front of your eyes; and become the sole witness to Violette’s untold story, both magical and tragic. Finally, take your headset off and return to “real life”. You may never look at this world – the one you share with Violette and the rest of us – quite the same way again.
Joe Jack & John continues to explore and innovate; this time by developing a novel dramatic form that incorporates the use of digital art to offer a new kind of intimate experience, for an audience of one. At the intersection of virtual reality and theatre, VIOLETTE presents a universe where fiction and reality are interwoven to give life to unprecedented human connections. In this piece exploring themes of isolation and consent, each participant is given the chance to enter one woman’s unique inner world and access her unusual perspective on a reality often experienced by marginalized women.
Duration : 25 minutes
Photos : Charles Lafrance and Michel St-Jean
- The virtual reality headset and the headphones used during the experience are sterilized after each participant using a Cleanbox, an independently lab tested device that employs UVC light to eliminate coronavirus bacteria.
- All the objects and surfaces that the audience will come in contact with during the experience are disinfected after each use with quaternary ammonium, steam or disinfectant wipes.