Friday at 7:42

Friday at 7:42 leads the participant through a carnival existing between time and remembrance in a stimulating aural and visually rich environment. Elements appear, transform and vanish throughout the fair ground as the stories reveal themselves. This work explores memory and the way humans build their own narratives as they encounter the world. A sentiment captured from Shakespeare’s Sonnet 33, "Their images I lov’d, I view in thee, And thou (all they) hast all the all of me."

  • Randall Rode
  • Hillary Charnas
    Key Collaborators
  • Sarah Stevens-Morling
    Key Collaborators
  • Project Type:
    Virtual Reality, Installation
  • Minimum Runtime:
    4 minutes
  • Maximum Runtime:
    10 minutes
  • Average Runtime:
    7 minutes
  • Variable Runtime Details:
    This interactive VR project invites the viewer to explore the virtual world we have created. There is no set pathway or defined narrative.
  • Completion Date:
    October 15, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Student Project:
  • BRCvr Burning Man Immersive festival
    Online Event
    United States
    September 3, 2021
Director Biography - Randall Rode

Randy brings over 40 years of theater and musical performance experience to this project, joined by multimedia artist Hillary Charnas and digital artist Sarah Stevens-Morling. Randy currently works at Yale University where he focuses on innovation in the use of extended(XR), virtual(VR) and augmented reality(AR) technologies in research and teaching settings, working with faculty in art, architecture, drama, medicine and the sciences. He started working with and exploring the possibilities of virtual reality in 2016, working primarily with the Unity 3D game engine and the Altspace online environment. Friday at 7:42 is his first full length virtual reality production.

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Director Statement

In this project our creative team employs theatrical visual and audio design techniques to create a virtual world full of illusion, where objects of substance fade into nothing, and sounds evoke memories of things long past. We invite the viewer to explore the world their way, and to find their own path to rememberance.