Articolo
Abstract

The essay proposes an interpretation of the situational qualities of virtual reality. By losing the frame and the enclosed space of representation, virtual reality ought to be considered elusive to a traditional ontology of the medium. Through the VR example of Notes on Blindness: Into Darkness (2016), this paper explains how important the feedback system between the living and the technological is in generating a believable experience for the user. The immersive and generative field of VR, as an encounter between sensitivities, allows to reconsider perception and the aesthetic experience as emancipated from the normative perspectives on materiality while shifting the focus away from the environment as a physical space and towards the openness and intrinsically relational features of the atmosphere.