Originally described as the ‘ultimate empathy machine’, Virtual Reality (VR) is now used across multiple industries ranging from biosciences to construction. However, it is artists that have embraced the technology as a storytelling tool. AFF proudly presents four works by local and international artists.
Screens with: Cosmic Atomic
|Take a journey into scale and size, from the atomic to the cosmic. Explore the micro and macro using the powers of ten. Cosmic Atomic compresses sixty years of scientific imagination taking the viewer from Earth to the cosmic expanse and back to the molecular and atomic.|
Screens with: Sorella’s Story
A haunting image is transformed into an immersive work in this moving VR piece. In 1941 a single photo was smuggled out that showed the moments before the execution of Jewish Latvian women and 11-year-old Sorella Epstein. Sorella’s Story brings to life the tragic moments before that photo and is a visceral reminder of the horrors of the holocaust.
Screens with: Surfacing (Affiorare)
A child’s view into the world of prisons Made over two years in consultation with psychologists and prison inmates and their children. Surfacing takes a child’s view of reality, fantasy and escapism to the world of prisons.
Screens with: Thin Ice VR
Follow the footsteps of Sir Ernest Shackleton in this immersive experience Thin Ice VR, viewers follow in the footstep of adventurer and environmental scientist, Tim Jarvis AM, who recreates one of history's greatest journeys and tales of survival of polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackelton