The public will be able to go on a virtual reality tour of a woman’s reproductive system at a Dundee shopping centre this week.
The unusual opportunity is part of a new exhibition exploring women’s health issues opening at the Overgate on Wednesday.
Created by Camille Baker, the three-day installation was inspired by her “intense battle” with ovarian cancer.
INTER/her will be displayed in a dome, in the former Swarovski shop until Saturday.
The exhibition is part of the NEoN Digital Arts Festival.
This year’s event focuses on the digital gender divide.
And it hopes to highlight the contribution of women and nonbinary artists in the technology sector.
Visitors to INTER/her will be able to experience the female reproductive system with a virtual reality tour, 3D audio and immersive installations.
And real women will share their experiences with diseases such as endometriosis, ovarian cysts and cervical cancer.
Camille said: “The INTER/her project comes directly from my own experience in fighting – and winning – against ovarian cancer throughout 2016 and 2017.
“This intense battle gave me the imperative to make something personal through my art practice; to give something back to other women, based upon my own experiences and journey through the healthcare system.
“The ideas and development of the work emanate from experiencing women’s silence, conflicting information, and inconsistencies in support for women’s health.”
Experience the impact of women’s diseases
Visitors will also be able to try on a belt which creates vibrations in the lower abdomen. The belt will create similar sensations to what some diseases create in women.
Metta Ramsay, community manager at the Overgate said: “We are delighted to be hosting such a powerful exhibition.
“Visitors will be taken on a thought-provoking journey within the dome with virtual reality and immersive 3D installations. They bring the messages of real women to life in a compelling way.
“We very much hope as many people as possible will take the opportunity to visit what will certainly be a unique and meaningful exhibition.
“It will hopefully support those who may be encountering similar experiences.”
The exhibition, which will be open from 10am to 5pm, is free to attend but requires all visitors to pre-book tickets, which can be done here.