Title: Garden of Changes
Media: Room-scale VR experience
Year: 2020

Secret Detours engages the audience with overwhelming vistas in a full spherical presentation, encompassing the viewers from all angles.
The movie short is set within a lush Chinese garden, adapted from the great traditions of imperial landscaping – in the Yunnan Garden in the West of Singapore. Four dancers, dressed in the colours of the cardinal directions, examine the spaces, the paths and the detours of the green scenery. The 360° video relates to the experience of being surrounded by mythological creatures and their traces inside the garden. As the beautiful layout of the grounds is composed from a range of intersections with multiple meandering paths to choose from, the omnidirectional video invites similarly to explore the atmosphere between an exquisite selection of trees, shrubs, bushes and pieces of architecture.

A work by Elke Reinhuber &
Benjamin Seide and Ross Adrian Williams
Director: Elke Reinhuber
Producer: Elke Reinhuber, Benjamin Seide and Ross Adrian Williams
Director of Photography: Benjamin Seide
Sound Design and Music: Ross Adrian Williams
The production of the work was kindly supported by NTU Singapore.
Special thanks to Alan Chan, Vibeke Sorensen, KK Luke and Andrea Nanetti as well as Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore

To this date, the work has been presented in a range of set ups, from online on a small screen, a planar video wall up to a variety of immersive environments.