360 : Paul McCarthy Launch

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Paul McCarthy, C.S.S.C. Coach Stage Stage Coach VR experiment Mary and Eve, © Paul McCarthy and Khora Contemporary. Courtesy of the artist, Hauser & Wirth, Xavier Hufkens and Khora Contemporary
Paul McCarthy, C.S.S.C. Coach Stage Stage Coach VR experiment Mary and Eve, © Paul McCarthy and Khora Contemporary. Courtesy of the artist, Hauser & Wirth, Xavier Hufkens and Khora Contemporary

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Join us for the launch of Paul McCarthy's, C.S.S.C. Coach Stage Stage Coach VR experiment Mary and Eve, 2017 the latest work in the Zabludowicz Collection 360 series.

Commissioned and produced by Khora Contemporary and first presented at the Venice Biennale in 2017, C.S.C.C. Coach Stage Stage Coach VR experiment Mary and Eve revisits McCarthy's ongoing series "Coach Stage Stage Coach" and led to 11 variations of the piece in virtual reality.

The artist used motion capture technology to record the movement of actors Rachel Alig and Jennifer Daley. Viewers are propelled into a dream like environment in which a group of female figures endlessly appear in different stages of a seemingly looping narrative in which they taunt each other physically and emotionally. Characters interact with viewers and invade their physical and psychological boundaries. In this claustrophobic overload, VR users are caught up between their own terrible fascination with such confrontation and their helplessness in front of it.