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Welcome to the opening of the exhibition "Simulacrum" by Zane Zelmene on February 23, 18.00, at RIXC Gallery, Lenču iela 2. The exhibition will remain on view until April 14, 2018.

Will we ever be able to record a dream and watch it's recording on the screen? In the exhibition interactive artwork reproduces lucid dreaming experience from different perspectives using virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies. The story of the virtual space is revealed gradually – the memory of real space is reproduced in a virtual world with gradual changes.

The experience of dreaming is related to specific parts of the brain, and in recent years there are new experimental tools that could allow researchers to one day see their dreams awake. Immersive virtual reality technologies are a necessary tool for dream research. There is currently no strong evolutionary explanation of dreams, but nature has created a wholly rich VR experience for every one of us every day. By conducting an in-depth study of neuron networks responsible for dreams, coupled with technological advances in brain and computer communication, it is not difficult to imagine a system that uses dream as a tool for virtual world construction.

Zane Zelmene is multimedia artist working in the fields of video art, audiovisual performance and land art. Her diverse work examine the intersection between technology and nature, antiquity and modernity, opposites and their coexistence in space.

Venue: RIXC Gallery. Address: Lenču iela 2, Riga, LV-1010. Opening hours: from Monday to Saturday, 12.00 – 18.00; Sundays – closed. Admission free.

Support: State Culture Capital Foundation of Latvia, EU Program "Creative Europe", EU cooperation project RISK CHANGE, Brickrasing team


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