The Water Cave
A Virtual Reality experience about wrestling with depression and finding hope against all odds
A short work of digital poetry in Virtual Reality
An elemental metaphor about wrestling with depression, The Water Cave – or ‘Thanner Kuhai’, the first work of electronic literature to be available in Tamil – transports the reader/player into an immersive environment where language becomes intertwined with nature in a flooded subterranean world. Navigate tunnels and passageways teeming with strange life and shadows of words. Submerge beneath the water. Or seek escape to the surface.
Featured at the Electronic Literature Organisation Conference Media Show in Montreal (2017), The Water Cave will next be shown as part of the Madrid International Literature Festival’s ‘FUERA DE PÁGINA (OUT OF PAGE) exhibition at Matadero Madrid.
* Requires an Oculus Rift (or Rift S) and controllers to play in VR