Reflection: Oppression is an immersive media device that helps the user dissociate from their current situation and immerse themselves into another environment. While inside the device, the user will watch a looped film that is displayed inside the helmet. The subject matter of the film is on racial and ethnic discrimination and oppression by the US government through archival films. Inside the device, a film is reflected into infinity by the use of four mirrors on the sides of the display. While wearing the device, the user will be bombarded by visual input to a point of over stimulation. However with time, the user will become over stimulated by the sensory input to the point of cognitive dissociation and must exit the helmet in order to regain normal conscious thought.
On the basis of my previous work, I was interested in creating a juxtaposed experience to my Sensory Deprivation Helmet.