MOTHER'S GHOST (2017) - a prenatal dream
10 minutes, virtual reality video, Oculus Rift, microphone, mixed media

Rapid eye movement sleep, or REM, is a phase during sleep in which the eyes move very rapidly indicating vivid dreaming. REM activity has been detected in unborn babies during the last trimester of pregnancy, suggesting that the fetus might be having dreams during development in the womb.

But what do unborn babies dream of?

Mother’s Ghost is a portrait of the symbiotic sharing of both body and mind between mother and unborn child.

In vivid dreaming.

Mother's Ghost is an VR installation on a red couch with Oculus Rift VR headset and an active microphone.

Credits:
Helga - Sofia Nolsøe
William - Jakob Oftebro

Written and directed by Johan Knattrup Jensen
Produced by Mads Damsbo
Cinematography and VFX supervising by Peter Hjorth
Grip by Allan O Lu?ckow
Lighting by Noah Lynnerup
Production Managing in Iceland by Petur Sigurdsson
Editing by Julius Krebs Damsbo
Sound design by Brian Dyrby
Musical score by Kristian Mondrup
Post engineering by Balder Bru?sch
VFX and stitch by The Gentlemen Broncos
Cameras by Red Rental
Light and grip equipment by Filmgear
Supported by The Danish Film Institute
Shot on location with Dual Alexa Mini and Nokia OZO
Produced by MAKROPOL, 2017

MOTHER'S GHOST (2017) - a prenatal dream
10 minutes, virtual reality video, Oculus Rift, microphone, mixed media

Rapid eye movement sleep, or REM, is a phase during sleep in which the eyes move very rapidly indicating vivid dreaming. REM activity has been detected in unborn babies during the last trimester of pregnancy, suggesting that the fetus might be having dreams during development in the womb.

But what do unborn babies dream of?

Mother’s Ghost is a portrait of the symbiotic sharing of both body and mind between mother and unborn child.

In vivid dreaming.

Mother's Ghost is an VR installation on a red couch with Oculus Rift VR headset and an active microphone.

Credits:
Helga - Sofia Nolsøe
William - Jakob Oftebro

Written and directed by Johan Knattrup Jensen
Produced by Mads Damsbo
Cinematography and VFX supervising by Peter Hjorth
Grip by Allan O Lu?ckow
Lighting by Noah Lynnerup
Production Managing in Iceland by Petur Sigurdsson
Editing by Julius Krebs Damsbo
Sound design by Brian Dyrby
Musical score by Kristian Mondrup
Post engineering by Balder Bru?sch
VFX and stitch by The Gentlemen Broncos
Cameras by Red Rental
Light and grip equipment by Filmgear
Supported by The Danish Film Institute
Shot on location with Dual Alexa Mini and Nokia OZO
Produced by MAKROPOL, 2017