The Transubstantiation of Knowledge / Rachel Ara / V&A


The Transubstantiation of Knowledge is a mixed-reality story set in the Medieval & Renaissance galleries at the V&A. Located around the chapel of Santa Chiara. Adopting lo- technology, recycled materials and with a minimum budget, holographic nuns are brought back from the 15th century via LoopSpace. The nuns can be seen within the chapel and surrounding gallery space when wearing a hololens headset and on a small screen in front of the chapel.

The Transubstantiation of Knowledge merges real and virtual worlds to tap into an alternative universe where the fifth force, the key to the theory of everything, remains embodied by the Franciscan nuns of Santa Chiara.