Muted - A fall through silence

Muted is a virtual reality experience that lets you sink below the surface of a young girl's silence. Parental abandonment has left her voiceless. In a world of her own creation, she imagines a sister. Everyday, she goes to meet her by the edge of the old village wash-house, where for hours she gazes into the bottom of the large pool. She sees her dancing through the water, allowing herself to slowly sink down into her illusions, down to the depths of herself.

With weightlessness of a freediver's descent, this journey invites you to a hidden world far below words; a poetic, hand-drawn universe where sensation will guide you through a story where the only abuse is absence.

Muted is not a virtual reality film, but a six degrees of freedom experience that allows us to be fully integrated into the universe.


ON - ARLES / Espace Van Gogh
Arles / France
From October 03, 2020
to October 25, 2020

Paris / France
From February 28, 2020
to March 1, 2020

STARTS residency / Fraunhofer HHI research institute
Berlin / Germany
From september 02, 2019
to september 27, 2019

Caen / France
From April 26, 2019
to May 12, 2019

Printemps Numérique / KANAL Centre-Pompidou
Brussels / Belgium
From March 23, 2019
to March 24, 2019

Chroniques - Biennale des imaginaires numérique
Aix-en-Provence / France
From November 10 ,2018
to December 9, 2018



Created by

Christophe Monchalin

Programming & Graphic Design

Christophe Monchalin

Choreography & performance
(volumetric capture)

Léonore Guy

Interpretation & Sign language
(180° movie capture)

Maud Chapoutier


Tomoko Yoshida
Christophe Monchalin

2D Animation

Evelien de Roeck
Tomoko Yoshida

Original music

Yann Deval


Léonore Guy

Additional devs & Design V1 Prototype

Gauthier Roumagne

External Contribution

Vjasterix : Particle Flowfields
Vincent Houze : FlexChop


STARTS program of the European Commission
Fraunhofer HHI - Vision and Imaging Technologies / Content4All
Chroniques 2018 – International digital art biennal
Supported by the Région Sud
Coordination : Seconde Nature et ZINC.
Edis - fonds de dotation, Octobre Numérique and Le Liberté.
With the help of Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles
and Wallonie-Bruxelles international

With the help of

Studio Joanie Lemercier
La Maison des Cultures et de la Cohésion Sociale de Molenbeek-Saint-Jean
Le BRASS – Centre Culturel de Forest
La Maison du peuple, Commune de Saint-Gilles
Le Centre culturel Bruxelles Nord - Maison de la création
La Raffinerie / Charleroi Danse


Dominique et Gérard Monchalin, Studio Joanie Lemercier,
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Eisert, Dr.-Ing. Anna Hilsmann, Fraunhofer HHI team,
Juliette Bibasse, Rachid Semahi, Matthieu Millou, Brigitte et Bernard Gautraud,
Marie Gautraud, Nicolas Marty, Manon Brûlé, Emmanuelle Nicot,
Cédric Bourgeois, Holly et Silyn, Charles Bruere, Alice Perret, Le Créahm.