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Present Futures: Virtual and Augmented Reality in Art

 

In Session | 21 March 2024 (5pm-6pm GMT)

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This talk will bring together artist and film director, Marco Brambilla with Daniel Birbaum, director of Acute Art and John Slyce, Senior Tutor, RCA to discuss how VR is changing contemporary art and the impact 3D imaging technologies have on the art world ecosystem.

Artist and film director, Marco Brambilla will be in conversation with Daniel Birnbaum, Acute Art and John Slyce, RCA. Renowned for presenting his captivating digital artwork at the Sphere in Las Vegas, Marco will discuss his crossover from Hollywood cinema to art and immersive virtual environments. Together they will consider how VR is changing contemporary art and the impact of 3D imaging technologies on the art world ecosystem.

 

The Short Course | 9, 10 & 13 May 2024 (10.00am – 5pm BST daily)

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An introduction to the fascinating world of VR/AR/AI and how these new technologies are changing contemporary art and its institutions, delivered in collaboration with Acute Art.

Providing unparalleled access to globally recognised artists, designers, entrepreneurs and art world practitioners involved in the field of Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR/AR) and artificial intelligence (AI), this three-day course is led by John Slyce (Senior Tutor, RCA School of Humanities) and Daniel Birnbaum (Artistic Director, Acute Art).

World-leading speakers will deliver each session, with site visits across London to map the production and reception of 21st century VR/AR art. Confirmed guest contributors you will interact with in-person or online on the 2024 programme include:

Refik Anadol, Artist
Es Devlin, Artist
Marco Brambilla, Artist and Film Director
Hans Ulrich Obrist, Curator and Director of the Serpentine Gallery
Simon Fox, CEO, Frieze Art Fairs
Rodrigo Marques, CTO of Acute Art
Professor Johnny Golding, Professor of Philosophy & Fine Art, RCA
Dr Ali Adasipour, Academic Lead, Computer Science Research Centre, RCA
Danielle Barrios-O’Neill, Head of Programme, Information Experience Design, RCA
Tom Simmons, Head of Programme, Digital Direction at the School of Communication, RCA

Disclaimer: The list of contributors is subject to change depending on availability.

These individuals will share how they are engaging with, exhibiting, collecting, negotiating and understanding the impact of these new technologies on the art world ecosystem. This marks the second iteration of the collaboration between the world’s leading university for Art and Design, the RCA and preeminent producer and platform for VR in an art context, Acute Art.

Read course leader John Slyce’s thought piece on modern technology in the artworld.

 

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