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  • HolaWorld

Virtual Reality Arcade

Fri 05 Jun 2015 – Wed 10 Jun 2015 Site Gallery (open Tues – Sat / 11am – 5.30pm)
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A Site Gallery and Sheffield Doc/Fest co-commission

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:

Clouds Over Sidra
Grayson Perry’s Dream House
Hola World
Kiya
Oscillate
Polar Sea 360°
Walking New York
Way To Go