The virtual reality mask is part of the project Vox Populi, Archiving a Revolution in the Digital Age, an interactive timeline in the form of a time based immersive installation. This iron made scold is a wearable sculpture inspired by the medieval scolds that kept women from speaking.
In the timeline of the 2011 Egyptian revolution and it aftermath, this revisited torture apparatus, a contemporary viewmaster/VR mask marks the present period, i.e. the return of the military regime and the complete loss of freedom of speech.
Lara Baladi | 2016.