360 VIDEOS, VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCE
DOPAMINE caricature the gamification phenomenon by questioning the devices of gratification and inducement to the yield and the productivity. Through an aesthetic of excess, reminiscent of video games and the omnipresence of social networks, the artist's immersive 360-degree video seeks to reproduce the modes of stimulation of the dopaminergic system, this neurotransmitter which catalysts human motivation, reward and satisfaction.
the virtual reality experience was presented at Chromatic festival 2018 at Ancienne école des beaux arts in Montréal.
STILLEBEN refers to the contemporary human nature bending to the pressures of technological and media advances, erasing the boundary between the real and the false. Our world is now holographic, reality is now experiencing in the digital world.
Considering the fact that millions of individuals are permanently "online" (Vorderer and Kohring, 2013), the delimitation between a virtual self and a physical self is quickly blurred. We can see that the virtual is no longer really ''virtual'', it has real effects on our corporeal and psychic homeostasis.
Recovered icons, such as organic forms that deform, WIFI symbols, cell phones and laptops symbolize, among other things, the major impact of social networks on contemporary human nature. These include easy gratifications on the brain's dopaminergic pathways, resulting in a high dependence on these technologies, targeted advertising, the concept of privacy at risk, cyberbullying, consumption of violent images frequency (violent images, pornography, etc.). Indeed, the fact of being constantly and highly exposed to disastrous situations happening on the planet (images of wars, environmental catastrophes, human dramas, etc ...) generates an important stress. (Vannucci, A., Flannery, K. M., & Ohannessian, C.M., 2017) Emerging phenomena with the advent of these technologies as the social comparison generates enormous anxiety in young adults. These are compared to realities that are not theirs, generating feelings of inferiority, resulting in internal pressure to reach these unrealistic ideals. (Chou and Edge 2012)