7:30pm – 9:30pm daily in the Frieda and Roy Furman Gallery
Right now, more than 80,000 people are in solitary confinement in the U.S.—locked in tiny concrete boxes where every element of their environment is controlled. They spend 22 to 24 hours a day in their cells, with little to no human contact for days or even decades. The sensory deprivation they endure causes severe psychological damage. These people are invisible to us—and eventually to themselves. This powerful VR piece invites you to experience first-hand what life is like in solitary confinement. Brought to you by The Guardian in collaboration with The Mill.
This installation is presented in conjunction with discussion panel The Emerging World of Virtual Reality and Human Rights, June 15 at the Walter Reade Theater.