Our installation theme: Nature / Unnature.
Artwork by Kelly
Three immersive VR activations explored the question: may we experience epiphanies and cathartic experiences in our “natural” minds, spurred by “unnatural” creations in VR?
Participants chose from among these three VR experiences, each between 3-6 minutes long:
Dreams of Dali, created by The Dali Museum in partnership with Goodby Silverstein & Partners, San Francisco, is an airborne trip across Dali’s surrealist desert as portrayed in his 1953 painting Archaeological Reminiscence of Millet’s “Angelus.” Dali himself was an “earlier adopter” of new technology. We imagine he’d be pretty set to experience this insane homage to his painting.
Morphogenesis (from the Greek morphê ‘’shape'' and genesis “creation”; literally, "beginning of the shape") is the biological process that causes an organism to develop its shape. Can Buyukberber andYagmur Uyanik’s VR / fulldome project explores the phenomenon of emergence in self-organized systems as a continuous transformation of geometrical patterns.
Created by Eliza McNitt and the Endless Collective, ‘Fistful of Stars’ launches viewers into the heart of the Orion Nebula to see a star born in close proximity. ‘Fistful’ originally premiered to an audience of 6,000 in Brooklyn's Prospect Park as part of The Hubble Cantata in summer 2016. On their virtual field trip, participants were serenaded by a 20-piece orchestra and 100-person choir.
Thousands of visitors experienced the showcase.
ray:trace was a large-scale, site-specific projection-mapped installation by Can Buyukberber with sound design by Yagmur Uyanik/The installation presented a sensational collapse of dimensionality by tracing the path of projected light on a 40 feet wide tessellated mural piece. A collaboration with Future Fires and Britelite Immersive, ray:trace premiered as part of Luminary at The Midway.
The Dream Logic team IRL / in VR!
Elijah, a VR volunteer, assisted viewers on their journey into outer space.
Future Fires brings together brilliant artists and creators from around the world who produce groundbreaking work using drones, robotics, VR, projection mapping and more.
Kelly works on our installation at Future Fires’ Luminary showcase.