Three stories open the world of the English northern landscape in virtual reality, what it means to come from it, live in it and belong to it. Monoliths interweaves radiant renderings of three northern UK environments – a moor, a city and a coast – with sweeping soundscapes and poetic monologues by Hannah Davies, Carmen Marcus and Asma Elbadawi.
At once imaginative and immersive, this VR experience is an arresting testament to the inextricable link between person and place.Their stories and origins are tied to the landscape where they come from and have grown up. They are monoliths – standing stones – powerful and influential forces.
Lucy Hammond’s work is focused on immersive and interactive storytelling and has been featured at several international film festivals and exhibitions. Her most recent projects include ’The Archive’, an interactive game exploring happiness and the VR experience ‘Monoliths’ (Sheffield DocFest 2022, Melbourne International Film Festival 2022, BFI London Film Festival 2022), celebrating the voices of northern women and the northern landscape.
Lucy’s 2019 VR piece, ‘Traitor’ which combines virtual reality, film and a live actor premiered in competition at Tribeca Film Festival, New York in 2019. Lucy is currently Projects Producer at Pilot Theatre.