6x9

Virtual Reality

6×9: a virtual experience of solitary confinement.

Made for the Guardian, 6×9 has been a landmark VR work in the non-fiction VR landscape.

The piece places you inside a US solitary confinement prison cell six feet by nine feet in dimension, to tell the story of the psychological damage that can ensue from isolation.

More than 80,000 US prisoners face up to 24 hours a day in their cells, with little to no human contact for days, years, or even decades. From hallucinations to blurred vision, experience some of the effects of long-term confinement – and hear first-hand from those who’ve lived through it.

This experience includes the voices and insight from academic psychologists Dr Terry Kupers and Dr Craig Haney, who’ve spent decades studying the effects of solitary confinement. 

Festivals / Exhibitions

The piece has toured around the world to over 100 festivals and exhibitions. It  was premiered at Sundance Film Festival, and toured to Tribeca where Robert de Niro saw about it and talked about it on the Jimmy Fallon show. It was installed on the White House lawn as part of South by South Lawn under the Obama administration.

Robert De Niro watches 6×9 at the Tribeca Film Festival

Awards