A VR crowd performance
Emergence is an open-world environment, expressing the primal desire to maintain your individual identity whilst being part of a crowd.
As you immerse yourself in a crowd of thousands, shafts of light beckon you closer. As you touch the light, the environment – its atmosphere, its gravity and the choreography of the crowd – transform in powerful ways, continually challenging your perception.
Showing 5000+ intelligent human behaviours, Emergence offers a powerful, unique experience of a crowd, that is only possible with the latest graphics technology.
Emergence forms part of Universal Everything’s solo show Fluid Bodies at Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, in 2018-2019.
An updated VR version of Emergence, presented in collaboration with WITHIN, premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival as part of New Frontier, a curated collection of cutting-edge independent and experimental media works by artists and creators working across new mediums.
HUM(AI)N, Center Phi, Montreal, 2019
Sundance Film Festival: New Frontiers, 2019
Sónar+D, Barcelona, 2019
Open City Documentary Festival, London, 2019
Haifa International Film Festival, Israel, 2019
LEV Matadero, Madrid, Spain, 2019
Arles VR Festival, France, 2019
Geneva International Film Festival, Switzerland, 2019
STRP Festival, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 2–5 April 2020
Ambulante Festival, Mexico, March–May 2020
Creative Director: Matt Pyke
Developer: Chris Mullany
Sound Design: Simon Pyke
Senior Producer: Greg Povey
Available for licensing, screenings and exhibitions