> INTER/her

Intimate immersive journey inside the female body

INTER/her is a sensory and emotional experience which looks from the inside out within in the virtual womb. This VR work is accompanied by a wearable haptic garment providing a visceral vibration responsive experience on the lower abdomen. 

> INTER/her past exhibitions

INTER/her Project at ArtSci Salon | Camille Baker PhD
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Who Cares? Technologies and /of /with Care – speakers series and exhibitions, Exhibition Opening Thursday, April 7th until April 28th, 2022, Ivey Library, New College, 20 Willcox Street, Toronto, Canada

Details https://artscisalon.com/who-cares/camille-baker/

See also the speaker series recorded talk from 25 Mar 2022 on Youtube below

NeOn Festival, November 10th-14th, 2021, Overgate Mall, Dundee, online https://neondigitalarts.com/event/inter-her/

> INTER/her NEon /

Video Interviews with the Dundee Courier can be found online at https://jwp.io/s/8TUzZ913 and https://jwp.io/s/pERhVeOw

See also Scottish TV clip here https://www.facebook.com/799233017/videos/886188128736399/

Brighton Digital Festival, November 3rd-7th, 2021, Locked In Gallery, Hove

Details online https://brightondigitalfestival.org.uk/events/inter-her

> INTER/her Brighton Gallery

> INTER/her longlisted in August and then shortlisted in September 2021 for the Lumen Prize 2021 – 3D/Interactive category

https://www.lumenprize.com/2021-3d/interactive-shortlist

> Gallery from exhibition in Sheffield September 15th – October 8th, 2021

> And from exhibition at the Brewery Tap Project Space Gallery, Folkestone from June 23rd-July 6th, 2021

> INTER/her website

The new website for the INTER/her project was launched on 3rd April 2021. Big thanks to Centre Neptune for the design & build. All future information regarding the project can be found there, including installation locations, dates and visiting times. Hope to see you there.

INTER/her Project | Camille Baker Ph.D

> Online Exhibition / Promotion

INTER/her is participating in a group virtual exhibition called Art in Flux: Reclaimed, celebrating some of the most radical and innovative media artists of our times. Online from March 30th to April 30th, 2021

Also see the project profile on the crowd funding site Artizen here

> Videos

Draft version of the vaginal canal with Endometriosis by collaborator Sarah Büttner (October 2020)

A talk by collaborator Maf’j Alverez (July 2020) on the prototyping of the early exploration and research phase of the project.

https://youtu.be/PolaTNNwSV0

> Gallery

> Timeline

2019 – 2021

> Collaborators

  • Camille Baker – Artist/Artistic Director
  • Maf’j Alverez – Unity Interaction Designer & 3D Artist
  • Kat Austen – Sound Designer
  • Sarah Büttner – Tiltbrush / 3D Object Artist
  • Andy Baker – extra Unity programming advice
  • Paul Hayes – additional electronics construction & finishing for haptic corset

> Abstract

INTER/her is an intimate, immersive and VR installation that explores of the inner world of over 40’s women’s bodies and the reproductive diseases they suffer: endometriosis, fibroids, polyps, Ovarian and other cysts, cervical, ovarian, uterine and endometrial cancers and the lack of clear medical information/ support they face.

INTER/her is explored through a feminist lens, as personal exploration, public education, and community building, positioning the physical body as a site to explore psychological issues of womanhood, identity and the sense of self, exploring the body. 

> Partners

  • Arts Council England
  • UCA / University for the Creative Arts
  • Access Space Sheffield

> Budget / Funding

  • £15,000 ACE Aug 2020-May 2021
  • £2,485 / UCA, 2019/20 (Round 1) UCA
  • £2,000 / UCA, 2020/21 (Round 2) UCA

> Outcomes / Impact

  1. Prototype phase completed December 2019-Auust 2020
  2. Phase two – production and exhibition September 2020 – May 2021