In My Shoes: Intimacy –
Drop in Sessions

3 February 2018 to 18 March 2018 - The Lock-Up, Newcastle NSW

In My Shoes: Intimacy is a 360-degree experience which explores the power of human connection. Put aside your inhibitions, sit down with another person and look into their eyes. Let these strangers guide you through their impromptu, unconventional and intense moments of intimacy through virtual reality.

Intimacy is a first-person documentary by immersive-theatre creator Jane Gauntlett, that tells the stories of two strangers, two comrades and two lovers. It explores the importance of intimacy in survival, relationships and sexuality from a first-person perspective.

Intimacy forms part of In My Shoes, an internationally-recognised empathy project. In My Shoes is an ever-expanding collection of first-person, documentary style interactive performances, which guide participants through the beautiful, the challenging, the mundane and the surreal aspects of being human. In My Shoes is a fusion of documentary, education and theatre.


This is a Virtual Reality experience for 2 people,
single people are encouraged to book a session at reception and will be paired up with another audience member.

It is also not suitable for people under 15 years of age.


Click here to read more about Jane’s Experimenta Make Sense artwork.


The Lock-Up, 90 Hunter Street,

Newcastle NSW 2300


Dates: 3 February - 18 March 2018

Opening hours:

Wednesday to Saturday: 10am - 4pm
Sunday: 11am - 3pm

Cost: Free Virtual Reality Session

Booking: To experience this work, please see visitor services when attending the gallery. Session runs for 20min for 2 participants. Not suitable for children.


About the Artist

Jane Gauntlett is a writer, designer and producer of interactive experiences. She has spent more than ten years working in interactive theatre, film and games. Her narrative-driven works explore the capacity for technology to intensify audience experience.

In 2009 Gauntlett began working with audio technology and video goggles (Vuzix). She has since gone on to design experiences for Oculus Rift DK2 and Samsung Gear. She has worked as an artist and speaker for a diverse range of organisations and commercial companies including the Royal Shakespeare Company, Watershed Pervasive Media Studio, the UK’s National Health Service, Unilever, Saatchi & Saatchi, and with technology developers working in the fields of virtual reality, augmented reality, artificial intelligence and haptics.

Jane Gauntlett, In My Shoes: Intimacy (2017). Photo by Mark Ashkanasy