Whiteout unites three positions from contemporary performance art. Using VR glasses, visitors are immersed into an infinite white space in the virtual extension of the NRW-Forum, where they can move freely and interactively and experience the performances. In contrast to previous projects by New Scenario that deliberately avoided the White Cube, Whiteout takes the White Cube in its most extreme form as a White Void—an infinite white emptiness—as its starting point and setting.
The extremely neutralized and focused virtual presentation dissolves familiar spatial perceptions. The unbounded action and presentation area of the white space creates an intimate encounter with the works, and raises the question of whether virtual reality could even intensify the physical-spatial moment of performance art. Special video recordings of the physical performances were produced for the exhibition and inserted into a white 3D virtual environment.