The Art Department Eindhoven 2024

Dutch interdisciplinary experience design collective Polymorf designs by any media necessary to create speculative design and multi-sensory experiences using cutting-edge technologies. Polymorf’s groundbreaking work engages audiences by creating fully embodied immersive experiences. This is reflected in their body of work, which consists of VR experiences, theatrical performances and installation pieces.

Playgrounds has been following this collective for quite some time and displayed many of their projects.

At The Art Department you can experience their installation SYMBIOSIS.

SYMBIOSIS is one of the first multi-sensory XR (extended reality) storytelling experiences, an award-winning performative, multi-user installation that takes the art of immersive storytelling to a whole new level.

Through individualized haptic suits and soft robotics, as well as taste and smell-based story elements, the human body will be experientially redesigned to merge with technology and nature itself. Brought together in one VR experience, you will explore a world changed beyond recognition which you can taste, hear, see and feel.

The project is the result of a spectacular collaboration between Polymorf and Studio Biarritz.

Polymorf will dive into the process of creating this amazing piece in their talk.

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