Beyond Self

Out-of-Body uses virtual reality to allow people to leave their bodies and engage with their past selves.

The project is inspired by the age-old philosophical precept: “Know thyself,” stemming from the ancient paradox that often it’s harder to understand oneself than it is to understand others.

How is it possible that understanding ourselves can be so challenging while we can quickly see through the personality of another?

To break this paradox, Out-of-Body enables people to know themselves from outside themselves.

Presented at The New Current

Technical Assistance: Leonardo Scarin

This project will be further developed in collaboration with Studio VRij and Jan Zuiderveld. 

Supported by
Creative Industries Fund Experiment Grant

“We can come closer to our true self, by taking a step back.”
Kinect Azure, Meta Quest 2

TouchDesigner, Ableton
©2024 Jeroen Alexander Meijer