- What:Special Events
- Where:Tapestries, Room 94
INSTALLATION: Put on a headset to ‘walk’ the streets of Aleppo and enter a refugee camp full of children, as real events occur. The ongoing war in Syria has displaced nearly a third of the population; a terrible truth that can be hard to grasp at a distance and put you on scene as a witness to the unfolding events. Project Syria uses cutting-edge virtual reality technology to remove that distance.
This original and thought-provoking piece of documentary journalism is created from real audio, video and photographs. Originally commissioned by the World Economic Forum and created by Nonny de la Peña at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, Project Syria will be at the V&A during Refugee Week 2014. Produced by Nonny de la Peña, Vangelis Lympouridis and Michael Licht.