The VR project Dazzle by artist duo Gibson/Martelli in collaboration with design collective Peut-Porter has been selected for the first VRHAM! open call as part of the EU project REAL-IN. In a one-week residency in Marseille, the team from UK will continue their project work under the mentorship of the multi-award winning production company Dark Euphoria.
The VR experience Dazzle combines dance with dazzling optical illusions: Recreating the optimistic, rebellious spirit of the 1919 Chelsea Arts Club Dazzle Ball at the Royal Albert Hall. The VR experience encourages the audience to dance with the artists, who alternate between virtual and live choreography. In the worlds of the dazzling ball, dancing avatars meet in front of striking black and white backdrops. The British team would like to develop this project during the one-week residency in Marseille. The focus will be on how new forms of expression can enhance the audience experience and increase the audience’s active role in inluencing the interactive storytelling.
VRHAM! invited creative professionals and artists working in the field of interactive art to apply for the first open call within the framework of the EU project REAL-IN to further develop their existing artistic project through the use of 3D scanning technology during a one-week residency in Marseille. The creative team selected by an international jury (Judith Guez/Founder and Curator, Rector VRso Festival; Lilli Paasikivi-Ilves/Artistic Director, Finnish National Opera; Tomás Saraceno/Performance and Installation Artist; and Ulrich Schrauth/Artistic Director, VRHAM!) will present the results of their residency at tthe REAL-IN Convention on 11 June in Hamburg, which will take place parallel to this year’s VRHAM! Festival and will be dedicated to interactive art.