can't buy me love

A virtual environment from Amala Groom X Andrew Burrell

A project in collaboration with: Amala Groom

can't buy me love, 2022
virtual environment accessed via Oculus Quest 2

The very thought of VR is the fuel for millions of late night reveries about consciousness and reality.
Jaron Lanier

Everything we see hides another thing, we always want to see what is hidden by what we see…
Rene Magritte

The whole world is a stage, and all the men and women merely actors. They have their exits and their entrances, and in his lifetime a man will play many parts…
William Shakespeare


Presented through the lens of virtual reality, can’t buy me love is an immersive experience that purports to sell the audience the intangibility of spiritual enlightenment. It brings “reality” into a space that is “unreal” and where the item that is for sale is one that cannot be bought.

can’t buy me love is developed with support from The UTS Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building and the UTS Faculty of Law and as part of the 2021 UTS Artist in Residence Program.

Exhibitions
2022 can't buy me love co-curated, UTS Gallery, Sydney

Text, Media & Reviews
2022 Collie, Madeleine. On a stage at the end of the world, UTS Gallery 'can't buy me love' Exhibition Catalogue


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