On Accessible Virtual Reality: Changing the Perception of Other Body through Embodiment

On Accessible Virtual Reality: Changing the Perception of Other Body through Embodiment

This Deadline Expired: Saturday, July 25, 2020

Aggregate Space Gallery (ASG) is pleased to announce its artist call for the pilot solo exhibition on Virtual Reality (VR) open to California-based practitioners, who are primarily working with media arts and have a demonstrated track record of VR content creation. The exhibition will also be accompanied by a two-month research session dedicated to the concept of embodiment in Virtual Reality.

Learn more and submit here

The concept of embodiment in Virtual Reality systems has demonstrated that the participants can experience reduced racial bias towards other bodies and felt empathy for the compromised. The methods that can afford immersive experiences such as mobile and desktop VR, or simply Google Cardboard, will be the next platform for the artists. How can we start a creative and accessible dialog between artists and communities that can collaborate with technology to enable empathy towards the human experience of others? With this prompt in mind, Aggregate Space invites applicants to read the Medium article, “Mel Slater: becoming a better person through VR embodiment,” written by Marco Gill.

Reviews will be based on the applicant’s responses to the questionnaire and VR portfolio. Emerging artists are especially encouraged to apply. Feel free to research their previous projects and prepare your application by keeping their mission in focus. You can prepare your portfolio submission in a web-based game engine that can be accessible through Mobile VR, or software engines such as Unity3D to work on Head-Worn Display (HWD) with position tracking.

The finalist artists will be invited to a short interview where they will be given mentorship in the field, and their portfolio will be considered for the upcoming programming. Once evaluated, instructions will be sent by July 20, 2020, about the next steps.

If you only would like to participate in the research group but not to the artist call, please enter your email address to the Google Forms: https://forms.gle/3XKQfjdgp3KNiiao6

ASG will be looking forward to evaluating your applications!

Jennifer Baker is a visual artist working in varied media including: painting, monotype, sculpture, and installation. Her images of Northern Liberties document the changes in that Philadelphia neighborhood over a period of 30 years, from the fires and the wrecking balls of the 1980s and 90s to the runaway construction of the 2000s. Other images explore the central Pennsylvania town of Centralia where an underground fire has burned in a coal seam for over 50 years. These pieces have a roughness and immediacy in their execution that matches their subject matter. Her life size sculptures and installation pieces show another side of her interests, and most recently she has been working on a series of drawings documenting her life in the time of coronavirus. All of these pieces have in common an interest in narrative and a sense of place and memory.
Jennifer Baker
Jennifer Baker

Jennifer Baker is a visual artist working in varied media including: painting, monotype, sculpture, and installation. Her…

Jennifer Baker is a visual artist working in varied media including: painting, monotype, sculpture, and installation. Her images of Northern Liberties document the changes in that Philadelphia neighborhood…

Jennifer Baker is a visual artist working in varied media including: painting, monotype, sculpture, and installation. Her images of Northern Liberties document the changes in that Philadelphia neighborhood over a period of…

Judith Jacobson
Judith Jacobson
T. L. Cheung is a multi-media artist currently based in Philadelphia. She holds an MFA in sculpture from Pratt Institute and a BA in Design & Industry from San Francisco State University.
T.L. Cheung
T.L. Cheung

T. L. Cheung is a multi-media artist currently based in Philadelphia. She holds an MFA in sculpture from Pratt Institute…

T. L. Cheung is a multi-media artist currently based in Philadelphia. She holds an MFA in sculpture from Pratt Institute and a BA in Design & Industry from San Francisco State University.…

T. L. Cheung is a multi-media artist currently based in Philadelphia. She holds an MFA in sculpture from Pratt Institute and a BA in Design & Industry from San Francisco State University.…

Robert Zurer
Robert Zurer
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Kristin Osgood Lamelas
Kristin Osgood Lamelas

Kristin Osgood Lamelas’ mixed-media paintings reference aerial views of specific landscapes and images of cells from her…

Kristin Osgood Lamelas’ mixed-media paintings reference aerial views of specific landscapes and images of cells from her own body, creating a micro/ macro relationship.

Kristin Osgood Lamelas’ mixed-media paintings reference aerial views of specific landscapes and images of cells from her own body, creating a micro/ macro relationship.

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