Brenda Laurel : Placeholder, 1993
"I came to VR wanting to walk around in my dreams. Rachel Strickland and Rob Tow and I scouted many places around Banff, Alberta and learned their stories. We worked with the Precipice Theatre Company, an environmentalist improv group, to make characters and affordances for stories in the work. The work referenced the local landscape but with an overlay of fantasy and imagination."
Rachel Strickland [with whom Laurel collaborated at Interval Research] is best known as a cinematographer and has in recent years been most interested in using spontaneous cinema for design research. Brenda and Laurel co-created Placeholder together, coproduced by the Banff Centre.
Courtesy of Brenda Laurel.
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