Normal Day

Alexia Kyriakopoulou

A social experiment of physical connection through an emotional VR experience.


“Normal day” is an interactive documentary virtual reality experience that explores the interrelated dynamics of trauma, empathy and connection. Inside the experience, the user witnesses an autobiographical monologue performed by performance artist Tatiana Kot regarding her experiences with breast cancer and double mastectomy. In one part of the film Tatiana asks the viewer to grab her hand. If the user reaches out for her hand and grabs the other viewer's hand the story continues if not she just fades. This is a small “social experiment” to see if people have the need to connect with each other in the first place in an environment where one of its flaws is that it is considered isolating and lonely.


Directing Virtual Reality