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Wendy Gaze — Heroic Simulator


Now, you are the hero! Heroic Simulator is a series of nine interactive devices allowing recreating the experience of space as lived by cinema heroes, including iconic scenes of ‘flying’ from Titanic, bullet time from The Matrix and the rose petals in American Beauty. Each simulator is accompanied by a manual and acting script for staging and the role that the user must play. Heroic Simulator #1 I’m Flying allows the user to imagine experiencing the famous scene from James Cameron's Titanic, ascending a high structure that leans you forward with outstretched arms. The fun and humour of projecting yourself into an iconic scene that is and crucially isn’t reproduced by the mechanical device and everyday setting symbolically enacts gestures of everyday heroism emerging in real life. 

 

Heroic Simulator

001 I’m Flying
002 Rainy
003 Roberto, mio palmo!
004 Il bueno
005 Bullet time
006 Punching time
007 Eros y thanatos
008 Day dream
009 Malkovich

 

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Wendy Gaze — Heroic Simulator


Vous êtes désormais un Héro ! Heroic Simulator* est une série de 9 dispositifs qui reproduit des scènes cultes du cinéma de manière immersive. Ainsi l’utilisateur de ces machines peut incarner et revivre au choix des extraits tels  que : « Flying » de Titanic, « Bullet time » de Matrix ou encore « rose Petals » de American Beauty. 

À chaque simulateur correspond un mode d'emploi dirigiste, faisant office de script pour la mise en scène. Cette suite d'instructions inculque le rôle que l'usager doit jouer pour en devenir le héros.

 

Heroic Simulator

001 I’m Flying
002 Rainy
003 Roberto, mio palmo!
004 Il bueno
005 Bullet time
006 Punching time
007 Eros y thanatos
008 Day dream
009 Malkovich

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Further reading:

Other Heroic Simulators

Heroic Simulator, 2013

 

Materials: 
A2 posters
Illustrated manuals (x9)
Steel
Fan (x3)

Heroic Simulator, 001 I’m Flying:
(H) 3500 x (W) 600 x (L) 750 mm

Photography: 
© HEAD — Genève / Raphaëlle Müller

Video: 
© Wendy Gaze

Awards:
2013 — Nominee Award of Excellence Hans Wilsdorf Foundation
2014 — LUX* Festival, Bains des Paquis, Genève

Publications:
raphaellemueller.com/Heroic-Simulator
2014/2015 — Cover of Admission booklet, HEAD Genève

Cv:
2016 — Assistant as interior designer and independent designer in Geneva
2016 — AHEAD Design Incubator
2013 to 2015 — Project Manager in design and scenography at Allegory Studio (Centdegrés Suisse)

 

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