Step into boundary-pushing virtual reality experiences at Warwick Arts Centre this month.
Warwick Arts Centre is inviting audiences to step into a range of boundary-pushing virtual reality experiences, as Limina Immersive bring their week-long festival entitled An Introduction to Virtual Reality Arts from Tuesday 30th January to Sunday 4th February.
The festival programme includes screenings of Metro-Boulot-Dodo’s Empire Soldiers, which tells the stories of the forgotten Caribbean Soldiers of World War 1, and two immersive experiences travelling through the surreal landscapes of artists Hieronymus Bosch and René Magritte, made by VR pioneers BDH immersive. Alongside the thirty minute screenings there will be discussions about VR, the creative process and its relevance to theatre and fine art.
The selection has been curated by Catherine Allen, a University of Warwick graduate, and one of the UK’s leading technology influencers, who led the production of two of the BBC’s first VR experiences before launching her new exhibition company, Limina Immersive. She says “We are excited to be bringing our VR exhibition format to Coventry audiences. This is an incredible emerging art form in its own right, and deserves to be seen by as many people as possible. I hope to open our audiences’ senses to an emerging new world of creative potential.”
Performances take place every thirty minutes, with small groups of just six people, using VR headsets. All post-show talks are FREE. For more information and tickets visit www.warwickartscentre.co.uk