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Senses of Place: VR

Sept. 12-Oct. 13, 2017

featuring the work of Dima Strakovsky and Richie Hoagland and artist collective HVREdev

Two virtual reality (VR) artworks allow visitors to experience different approaches to this new art form. “Dreams” offers a virtual gallery of 10 other-worldly places developed by HVREdev, a collective of individuals and small teams. To experience this self-guide dream tour, participants will need their own Android smartphone. “Virtual Realities,” by Dima Strakovsky and Richie Hoagland, is a performance installation exploring the transformation of parent/child relationships by emerging technology, specifically interaction through play. Parent and child performers will play together using smart phone technology, virtual reality, and wireless networks. Gallery visitors participate as audience for the 15-minute performance (three 5-minutes scenarios) which is then followed by a 30-minute open discussion of the project and time for the audience to experience the artwork. Please visit this website soon for “Virtual Realities” performance dates and times.

Special Events and Hours
All events are free, open to the public, and occur in Morlan Gallery—located on the main floor of the Mitchell Fine Arts Center.Opening

Reception with the Senses of Place Artists |Tuesday, Sept. 12, 5-8 p.m.
Lexington Gallery Hop| Friday, Sept. 15, 5-8 p.m.