Abstract: A 3-10 minute VR and literal reality experience sifting through a virtual space emotionally, as well as sifting through physical objects such as images, letters, a briefcase, books and a piece of the Berlin wall. This is to be a piece that is able to stimulate almost all of the senses. The work will be held in the PNCA B10 basement gallery to invite participants to physically go down to the lowest point of the school and enter into a sort of physical and mental time capsule. Teasing out the idea of using one concept in many iterations from the physical, the virtual, to the emotional. Participants then are welcomed into the space with the sound of music on a victrola record player, off to the right is the physical way to interact with this work, and just in front of you the virtual way to interact with this work. Once you place the headset on you are submerging into another layer of self reflection. Hearing interviews and being immersed in a warm, inviting room that is simultaneously empty and also full from the props within the virtual space, as if you were going into a home where someone once lived but now it is like it's an abandoned shell; empty and hollow. A metaphor for the disease that has robbed five generations of women in my family. Upon finishing the work virtually or physically folks are invited to interact with the parts of the work they are interested in and discuss with other participants within the space.
Charlie Miller is a Portland Oregon based 3D designer, animator, illustrator, and storyteller. Charlie is a multidisciplinary artist whose work explores personal narrative, visual storytelling, and storytelling in linear or abstract forms. Their work explores documentary, interview and different mediums to communicate these stories, with a keen interest in which medium or mediums can make a story as impactful and effective as possible. With the objective of bridging art, technology and the sciences Miller's work changes and evolves as new creative tools emerge. Bridging these concepts, is a crux of unimaginable change for those suffering from all sorts of ailments. From pain management to extended hospital stays, to folks that need an outlet to be creative - theirl as an artist is to always be learning, adapting and using art as a way to spur greater change.