(VR Video, 3min 2022~)

The 4th Wallは、上演芸術に存在する「第4の壁」という概念を契機にこれからのリアリティについて考察するVR映画。





The 4th Wall is a VR film takes the concept of the “fourth wall” in performing arts as an opportunity to examine reality.
It has been said the 4th wall is the boundary between the fiction and reality, and its presence encourages the audience’s immersive viewing experience.
The method “breaking fourth wall” appeared in 19th Century.
When a performer on stage suddenly stares at us, or when the film unexpectedly shows a writing block or a camera.
We feel uneasy as if the ground we believed in is gone, and we feel relieved when we reconnect with a new definition of reality within ourselves.
We always wonder if this is what “reality” is.
Today, with the development of XR technology, the scheme in which the other side is fiction and this side is reality is no longer valid.
In a world where reality and unreality, even the distinction between the two, is losing its weight, where can we find a certain reality in which we can still feel “I am here”?

Direction/Programming : Teruki Okamoto
Filming : Masahiro Sekiya
Production : Room Kids
Special Thanks : Takahisa Yasuta

NEWVIEW AWARDS 2022 ファイナリスト選出作品(https://newview.design/works/the-4th-wall/