For their exhibition "Fluctuations by Microworlds" artists Rasa Šmite and Raitis Šmits have been nominated to award "Kilograms kultūras".
Award “Kilograms kultūras” is organized by Latvian National Television and Latvian Radio and it highlights brightest events in Latvian cultural scene throughout a year in eight categories – theatre, visual arts, music, literature, cinema, surprise, heritage and event. Every year one winner is chosen in each category by peoples voting.
Virtual reality expands our visual and sensory experiences. Although it seems VR has become popular only nowadays it already has its own history from illusions to stereoscopic images, from panorama images to holograms. If earlier complicated technologies were required to create and view virtual realities, then today then can be experienced, for example, on your phone.
Long story short, today VR/AR (virtual/augmented reality) is almost everywhere! Even in the Kemeri bog in which RIXC artists Rasa Smite and Raitis Smits set up this year environment surveillance cameras and “bacteria batteries” with sensors. By the end of summer various data about the swamp ecosystems and images will be collected and drone flights equipped with 360 degree cameras will be made. The visitors of the exhibition will be able to see the data visualizations of the swamp ecosystems and experience flights above the bog in VR headset during the whole exhibition time. Using VR artists tend to look at new perspectives of our relationships with nature revealing the poetics of the “green energy”.
Exhibition is open until November 28, 2017, in the RIXC gallery, Lencu iela 2, Riga.
Images of the exhibition opening on September 9, 2017 here >>> [Flickr album]
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