MYRa combines digital underwater worlds with performance art, where viewers remain still amidst a virtual tidal wave. This virtual wave evokes the Caribbean’s complex relationships with water: from geographical dependency to environmental precarity. It is also inspired by the loss of a close friend, suggesting the feeling of being submerged by grief.
Olivia Mc Gilchrist (she / her) is a white French-Jamaican multimedia artist and doctoral
candidate exploring how colonial legacies extend their reach to Virtual Reality (VR) technology. She completed a Fine Art Photography
MA at London College of Communication (2010) and has since been working primarily with video, multimedia installation and VR since 2015
both as an artist and a consultant on interdisciplinary and performance based projects. She has exhibited in the Caribbean, Europe,
South and North America and is pursuing the Individualized PhD at Concordia University (2017-). Her thesis project is entitled “Virtual
ISLANDs, hybrid identities in Virtual Reality.”
COMPOSITION/SOUND DESIGN | Olivia Mc Gilchrist, Diego Bermudez-Chamberland ■ SOUND DESIGN | Yanik Temblay-Simard ■ VR DEVELOPMENT – UNITY3d | Scott Smith and Dougy Hérard ■ COUNTRY OF PRODUCTION | Canada/Québec ■ PRODUCTION SUPPORT | Decoy Magazine (CA) Hexagram (CA/QC) Milieux Institute (CA/QC) ■ Canada, 2019-2020