I began working on Virginia Alone perhaps a year ago, and within this period Virginia was taken out of her home which you can find on Immersiva, and put into a nursing home for the aged by her estranged daughter who had reconnected with her. Virginia was not terribly happy about going to live in a nursing home and felt betrayed, yet in the end it was for the best and she now understands that. She has people cook for her as well as doctors and nurses etc.
Then there were the tapes where she recounted an event that transpired. They would be explained from the perspective of someone who could not see but interpreted events occuring around them. So for example hearing banging in the basement and wondering at its cause but never fully being able to explain it, or noticing snuffling noises by her piano and questioning whether it were a raccoon or cat or her mind playing tricks. One tape described the other cats killing and eating one of their own. After hearing this tape I knew there should be some kind of evidence of this happening and was able to locate the bones the next time that I returned. Much of my interpretation is based around discovering clues or references then actively searching for and then speaking to her about them.
I will go through each machinima I have made for this project and give some insight, then upon completion I will close the exhibit. So go have a look now if you would like to see it in person.
So far the build has been up for over two months and has had just under 15,000 visitors worldwide. Quite rewarding when I compare it against my traditional art openings in first life. The access that a virtual world offers is remarkable.