[ISEA2020] Artist Statement: Michaela Pnacekova — Symphony of Noise VR

Artist Statement

In this sonic VR experience, you will embark on an immersive journey – to listen differently to your daily life, the world around you and find the music within. Immerse yourself in the world of surreal landscapes and high-end spatial sound design where you can make, hear, see and feel sound in a way not possible before and compose your own score. Listen intently. Can you already hear the world becoming music in your ears? The project premiered at VRHAM!, Reeperbahn Music Festival and IDFA Doc Lab Competition for Immersive Non-Fiction 2019 and is listed among the best XR installations of 2019 according to Forbes Magazine.

If you have access to a VR headset, you can request a Steam access code to view this work. To request a code, please fill out the form at docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdvpkyFNOh99jIkly0laUK9-xq0PsTyDNfHfD4wzk5k-AJ_MQ/viewform

  • Michaela Pnacekova is a Slovak interactive creator, producer and a PhD student at York University, Toronto, Canada. Her focus lies in the way new media impact the real through interaction with algorithmic processes and artificial intelligence. In 2019, she directed and produced Symphony of Noise VR (co-created with Jamie Balliu). She co-produced the VR AI installation Chomsky vs. Chomsky: First Encounter (Sundance Film Festival 2020) and she is the author and producer of the interactive predictive policing app Pre-Crime Calculator. Michaela produced three feature length documentaries (Border Cut, Waterproof, Scars).