Virtual Reality ArcadeFri 05 Jun 2015 – Wed 10 Jun 2015 Site Gallery (open Tues – Sat / 11am – 5.30pm)
Opening drinks: Friday 5 June 2015, 4.30 – 8pm
Contemporary art, gaming and immersive technologies collide in this test-bed project, exploring the limits of virtual reality. New work and interactive content will be experienced through Oculus Rift, Gear and Google Cardboard virtual reality headsets.
Projects include Hola World, a Doc/Fest and Site Gallery commission and world premiere in which Oscar Raby presents a psychedelic journey through a digital Arcadia; Oscillate from Brendan Walker at the Thrill Laboratory with an immersive interactive art installation based on the multi millennia-old rope swing and the 21st century Oculus Rift; and a project from the UN looking at life in a Syrian refugee camp.
The following nine projects will be featured in the Virtual Reality Arcade 2015: