The Entropy Gardens is an artistic VR experience that explores one of humanity’s most archetypical artforms – garden making. It challenges its myths, aesthetics and modes of perception. Like a garden, Depart’s work attempts to become a spatiotemporal poem — a poetic organism.
In an open simulation, a hermetic world in form of a virtual garden is constructed, creating a multisensory experience that explores the nature of post-digital reality. A virtual landscape that invites us to leave behind the gate of physical reality, admitting the visitor into a place that is equally challenging and contemplative (and of course, profoundly weird).
Deeply rooted in our culture and often conceived on the basis of given ideals, the garden determines the behaviour of the visitor, but, at the same time, requires its active participation. Virtual narration only exists and develops through the visitor’s immersion and interaction with the garden. Through sounds, images and algorithms, a virtual immanence is generated and the passive observer becomes the protagonist, indispensable for the work to unfold completely.