Virtual Assembly

Marsh, J. 2020. Virtual Assembly .

TitleVirtual Assembly
CreatorsMarsh, J.
Collaborators
Conference organizerMuslim Council of Britain
Description

Virtual Assembly attempts to perform the materiality of Old Kent Road Mosque during COVID-19 while access to the physical site is restricted. Made in collaboration with the mosque congregation and Islamic scholars of MANUK (Muslim Association of Nigeria UK), Virtual Assembly provides access to the mosque and its community via a virtual reality platform. As the audience explores the interior of the mosque they can chose to activate the research findings produced as part of the Assembly project. The pre-recorded film of congregational prayer is re-presented back into the 3D space from the aerial viewpoint of the camera. Therefore, this particular content maintains its integrity to site as it is presented to scale, in the ‘physical’ site. The VR model also hosts the social histories and personal accounts of the congregation situated in the context of their story.

Using the research methodology site-integrity, Virtual Assembly adheres to the social, religious, cultural and environmental impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Virtual Assembly performs the adapted social practices of the mosque, for example, social distancing measures are implemented and personal prayer mats used instead of the mosque carpet. Both the building and the community it forms part of are experienced virtually during a time when the mosque can not be experienced physically.

This project was developed with the Muslim Council of Britain as part of Visit My Mosque 2020 which virtually invited the wider community into the mosque. This project was showcased during the event and the research findings were discussed in a live Q+A with Islamic scholars and mosque leaders, advancing debate around technology and the interpretation of aniconism in Islam.

Date20 Jun 2020
Keywordsvirtual reality platform
site-intrgrity
Covid-19
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J.Marsh
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Files
Image credit
J.Marsh
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J.Marsh
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File Access Level
Open (open metadata and files)
Files
Image credit
J.Marsh
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J.Marsh
Media type
Image
File Access Level
Open (open metadata and files)
Files
Image credit
J.Marsh
Rights
J.Marsh
Media type
Image
File Access Level
Open (open metadata and files)
Files
Image credit
J.Marsh
Rights
J.Marsh
Media type
Image
File Access Level
Open (open metadata and files)
Files
Image credit
J.Marsh
Media type
Image
File Access Level
Open (open metadata and files)
Web address (URL)https://www.virtualassembly.co.uk

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