Deep Dive or The Limits of Immersion
An Exhibition of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Artworks
Featuring: Shezad Dawood, Asma Kazmi, Marcos Lutyens, Joe Mckay, Jill Miller, Lauren Moffatt, Greg Niemeyer, and Olivia Ting.
Curated by Asma Kazmi
Thursday, April 5th – Thursday, April 26, 2018
Exhibition Preview: April 4th & 5th, 5:30 – 7:30pm
Worth Ryder Art Gallery, 116 Kroeber Hall, UC Berkeley Campus
Gallery Hours: Monday through Thursday, 12 – 5 pm
Free, Accessible, and Open to the Public
Related Events (some require pre-registration – see links for details):
Symposium: The Past is Present: Virtuality, Archaeology & the Future of History: Thursday, April 5th, 10am – 5pm
Electronic Literature Reading: Neural Nets: Thursday, April 5th, 5 – 7pm
Workshop: The Past is Present: Point Cloud Surveying and Virtual Reality: Friday, April 6th, 9am – 5pm
This exhibition is generously funded by the Arts + Design Initiative, UC Berkeley. Presented in partnership with the Berkeley Center for New Media, the Art Practice Department, and the Worth Ryder Art Gallery.
The eight artists included in the exhibition have created guided meditations that take the viewer through various computer generated landscapes. The liminal spaces in AR/VR present poetic imaginaries of ecology, technology, history, postcolonial thought, and disability, while creating temporal and spatial multiplicities.
At a time when consumer-grade VR equipment is just coming on the market, and AR games and apps are becoming increasingly ubiquitous, this exhibition challenges artists and viewers to engage with a potentially powerful technology, while questioning its limitations and consequences.
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