Virtual Reality Exhibition Envisioning the Future – Other World Perspectives in Virtual Reality Art

© Julian Bonequi © Julian Bonequi

Tue, 10/23/2018 -
Sun, 10/28/2018

Halcyon Arts Lab

1801 35th Street NW
Washington, DC

Opening: Tuesday, October 23, 6:30 – 9 pm

The future no longer exists solely within the bounds of the “real” world. In a time of political tension between communities, countries, and cultures, we are now redefining and reexamining our future in both real and virtual spaces. You are invited to experience the future as it is imagined by seven artists who have rendered their unique visions of tomorrow using the medium of Virtual Reality, thus forging deeper connections between technology and art.

In Envisioning the Future – Other World Perspectives in Virtual Reality Art, these seven artists use Virtual Reality to transport us to vastly different parallel futuristic worlds: from utopian to apocalyptic, from primeval to high-tech, from Earth to Mars. Simultaneously fascinated by and fearful of the future, our curiosity and the spirit of discovery drive our visions of a future that we are all actively part of. Placing the viewer in an active role that allows them to help shape the space they occupy, Virtual Reality makes the individual the center of an artistic piece, an active “user” who decides where to look and where to go.

This exhibition is curated by Erandy Vergara and Tina Sauerländer.

Featured artists are: A / A (Germany), Banz & Bowinkel (Germany), Scott Benesiinaabandan (Canada), Julian Bonequi (Mexico), Paloma Dawkins (Canada), Claudia Hart (USA), Jakob Kudsk Steensen (Denmark/USA)

Gallery Hours
October 24: 2-8 PM
October 25: 4-8 PM
October 26: 4-8 PM
October 27: 12-6PM
October 28: 12-6PM
*And by private appointment