A Miscarriage of Justice is a 17minute VR docudrama combined with speculative elements which traces the final moments of Ronald Ryan’s life during his incarceration. The spectator embodies the character of Jean Lee, the last woman executed in Australia in 1951 who was also hanged in the same prison.  As soon as the viewer enters the experience, they perceive her ‘point of view’. She arrives as an apparition, whom only Ronald Ryan can see. Her dialogue is spatially oriented creating an audible illusion, effectively feeling like her voice is coming from within the spectators own head. In a poignant moment in the film, the spectator’s role switches to that of Ronald Ryan. It is at this moment that Jean Lee whom the spectator has embodied up until this point in the film, is revealed to them, and the moment Ronald Ryan faces his fate.

 

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