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Towards Proprioceptive Storytelling: Unfolding Perceptual Narrative Structures In a VR Documentary

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This research-creation project explores how virtual reality's influence on the body's proprioception can enrich a film's relational performance beyond visual and auditory rhetoric toward the transmission of embodied signification. The paper provides an overview of the creation of the expanded documentary Homeland ofAliens, which uses a perception-based narrative enabled by virtual reality's aesthetic and phenomenological affordances.As aesthetic concepts connect to notions of perception, taste, and feeling, the paper includes a framework for virtual aesthetics articulated through existing analyses of aesthetics. Virtual reality can effectively build a world of narrative that relies upon perception since signification forms within the viewer, who must dwell in their resources of embodied emotion, building a relationship with imagery, dreams, and memory. This research engages with its inquiry not only as a way of producing but as a way of experiencing knowledge.

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Language

eng

Degree

  • Master of Arts

Program

  • Communication and Culture

Granting Institution

Ryerson University

LAC Thesis Type

  • MRP

Thesis Advisor

Izabella Pruska-Oldenhof

Year

2022

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