FEBRUARY SATURDAY 26TH
12 PM PST/3 PM EST
MindLand: Improvised autobiographical solo performance in VR
Minds can be strange places. I used to splurge the contents of mine on stage, with no planning. Now I’m doing it in VR. Care to join me? MindLand brings the art of “Fooling” into a virtual space as a single performer (Naomi Smyth) shifts between an array of “Masks” (my own internal voices expressed through stylized physical performance) to create an improvised, participatory and autobiographical story with a virtual audience. Browser-based VR, viewable on headset or desktop browser.
Duration 1 HR
3 PM PST/6 PM EST
Artist Daniel Leighton join us in his AR Gallery
“The passage of the threshold is a form of self-annihilation. Instead of passing outward, beyond the confines of the visible world, the hero goes inward to be born again.” – Joseph Campbell
Daniel Leighton’s unique hand-drawn art pieces serve as gateways to intricately orchestrated Augmented Reality experiences that morph, evolve, expand and challenge the user emotionally. This special exclusive WebXR exhibit will serve as a method to expand Leighton’ traditional physical art installations to a global audience. iOS app download required.
Link to Talk: https://fivars.spatialized.events/danielleighton
4 PM PST/ 7PM EST
Christopher Boulton & Eric Leighton join us in the #Aquariumside-chat channel on Discord for the latest content creator chat.
Cosmic•Atomic synchronizes the short film Powers of Ten with its ancestors/descendants, placing the viewer within a 360 degree kaleidoscopic ring of mirrored ascent/descent. The journey begins in the Netherlands with Kees Boeke’s Cosmic View: The Universe in 40 Jumps, a 1957 book exploring outer space and our inner selves through orders of magnitude. It then takes us, in turn, to Miami for Charles and Ray Eames’ 1968 “rough sketch” film adaption of Boeke’s book, to Montreal in that same year for the National Film Board’s Cosmic Zoom version, to Chicago in 1977 for Powers of Ten, the Eames team’s final draft commissioned by IBM, to Venice in 1996 for the IMAX remake Cosmic Voyage, and finally to the Googleplex for the 2012 Cosmic Eye smartphone app. Cosmic•Atomic compresses the sixty years of scientific imagination that preceded/followed the Eames’ vision and invites you to feel them all at once.