Analysis out of the box

When artists invent new concepts of virtual exhibitions

Analysis out of the boxContemporary Art | The perceptual issues raised by virtual reality are a tremendous stimulus to the research of artists, these experts in sensory perception who anticipate ongoing transformations. 1 New forms of work are emerging, but also new types of exhibition spaces that think anew the forms of the art center. Virtual Dream Center is one of these places focused on experimentation : it is a virtual art center that emerged in 2017, initiated by a collective of artists based in Paris and New York : Jessica Boubetra, Jean-Baptiste Lenglet and Nicholas Steindorf.

Zoe Walsh, Periscope © Virtual Dream Center
Zoe Walsh, Periscope
© Virtual Dream Center

Virtual exhibitions : instruction manual

When you enter Virtual Dream Center as in any art center or physical museum, you find yourself in a lobby. At the Virtual Dream Center, the hall is a dynamic and plastic space : it changes with each cycle of exhibitions, a cycle which is called here « application » and which you can download from the art center’s website 2.
For example, when you enter l’application 2.1, you find yourself in an aggregate of islands linked together by tubes : each one allows you to teleport yourself to one of the exhibitions. This is an installation in itself, the work of artist and virtual architect of the (…)

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Zoe Walsh, Periscope © Virtual Dream Center

Zoe Walsh, Periscope
© Virtual Dream Center

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