The Art of Dying premiered in San Francisco in October 2016. This experiential art show invited over two dozen artists and creative technologists from around the world to bring their visions of mortality to life through virtual reality, augmented reality, immersive installations, paintings, sculpture, music and more. The show took place in San Francisco’s mission district as part of OpenIDEO’s Re:Imagine | End of Life week – a citywide conversation through art, experience, and design.
Concept + Production by Dream Logic
“4 AM” by Vessels licensed courtesy of [PIAS] Records (UK)
VR Footage (in order of appearance):
Imago - Construct Studio
Zen Parade - Shape Space VR - Kevin Mack
Transition - Joost Jordens + Mike von Rotz
Death is Only the Beginning - Virtual Awakening
Das Is - Shelley Sherman
Red Patterns - Ando + Pyare
3VR - Kate Parsons
In October 2016, we invited over two dozen artists from around the world to bring their visions of mortality to life through virtual reality, augmented reality, interactive art, and music.
The show took place in San Francisco's mission district at The Laundry as part of OpenIDEO’s Re:Imagine | End of Life week - a citywide conversation through art, experience, and design.
We welcomed over 600 participants to the show over the course of three nights.
Bay Area artist Devon Meyers teamed up with rock musician Alex Stickles to prototype a sound-reactive LED sound installation whose colors changed in tandem with a song that Alex composed for the event.
Mr. Brandy serenaded guests on his “alive piano” outside The Art of Dying. We met Mr. Brandy on Haight St. the week before the show, and he immediately became part of the family. Mr. Brandy is one of SF’s coolest musicians. We love you!
‘Imago’ by Construct Studio transplants the viewer into the body of a former dancer named Sam. After a devastating accident, Sam has been left paralyzed. But inside his mind, the viewer finds a world brimming with music, dance, and life.
Gray Area artist Chelley Sherman’s dark and gorgeous interactive VR film ‘Das Is’ takes viewers on a journey into mortality through multiple planes and memories.
Patrick Hackett of Google TiltBrush explores the upstairs augmented reality art gallery featuring AR artworks by Lauren Carly Shaw, Zenka, Carla Gannis, and Stefanie Atkinson.
‘Round Round’ places the viewer at the cyclical center of a Kikuyu tribal myth wherein characters unravel their own layers of uniqueness, similarity, find expression. Created by an amazing team from NYU, Round Round uses VR, dance, music and 360* video to create a sacred space in which one can explore and experience myriad versions of themselves.