Date: Year-round in 2021
Curator: Angel Leung
Presented by Videotage
Curatorial Statement:Virtual Reality for Narrative Experience
Since its recent resurging popularity, virtual reality (VR) has often been seen as a wow factor rather than a narrative medium. However, does the medium have more to offer besides an exciting immersive experience? Will VR bring in a new perspective of storytelling? If yes, how can we achieve it? In the forum "Virtual Reality for Narrative Experience", interdisciplinary artist Kaho Albert Yu and VR curator of Kaohsiung Film Festival Grace Li will share their current projects in the exploration of virtual reality as a narrative form.
In Cantonese and Mandarin with simplified Mandarin interpretation for Cantonese content.
- Grace Huai-Chin LEE (Host of VR FILM LAB project at Kaohsiung Film Archive and award-winning producer)
- Kaho Albert Yu (Animation and New Media Artist)
Host: Angel LeungVR’s Spatiality and Visuality
Over the last few years, virtual reality (VR) has significantly developed in different domains. The Covid-19 pandemic has catalysed its usages to present space and visuals even though we cannot be there physically. While many of the VR applications are sheer practical, how does the technology create spatial and visual experiences for art?
In 'VMAC Forum: VR’s Spatiality and Visuality', Carrol Ho, Dylan Kwok, and Ivy Tsui - creators of VR dance project SWIM 0.5 and Dr Kristof Crolla - Associate Professor of Departments of Architecture & Civil Engineering at the University of Hong Kong and founder of the Laboratory for Explorative Architecture and Design Ltd. (LEAD) will share their developing projects on applying VR in giving a unique experience of space and sight.
Discussion in English
- Dr Kristof Crolla (Associate Professor of Departments of Architecture & Civil Engineering at the University of Hong Kong and founder of the Laboratory for Explorative Architecture and Design Ltd. (LEAD))
- Carrol Ho, Dylan Kwok & Ivy Tsui (Creators of VR dance project SWIM 0.5)
Host: Angel LeungMental Health and Extended Reality
VR always focuses on first-person and immersive experiences. How can we better understand mental health through extended reality? Also, how extended reality helps us to introspect and confront our sentiments?
In Mental Health and Extended Reality, we invite cross-disciplinary artist-curator, Wong Chi- yung, and Project Officer of VReach, Kale Chen, to share his art project about mental health.
Discussion in Cantonese
- Wong Chi-yung (Cross-Disciplinary Artist-Curator)
- Kale Chen (Project Officer of VReach)
Host: Chung Wing ShanPreservation & Extended Reality
Over the last three VMAC Forums, we have discussed the thrilling potential of the Extended Reality (XR, including Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Mixed Reality), such as its narrativity, spatiality, uses to promote mental health, etc. It is time for us to look into another facet - preservation.
In the fourth and last VMAC Forum and the last one under this theme, Project Leader of Save Media Art at Taiwan Digital Art Foundation and time-based media art conservator Yuhsien Chen Joyce and transdisciplinary creator and researcher Eugenia S. Kim share preservation in Extended Reality. How can we converse XR artworks? How does the media help to preserve something previously intangible such as movement or performance?
Discussion in Mandarin and English
- Yuhsien Chen Joyce (Project Leader of Save Media Art at Taiwan Digital Art Foundation and Time-based Media Art Conservator)
- Eugenia S. Kim (Transdisciplinary Creator and Researcher)
Host: Angel Leung
Assistant Curators: Myra Chan, Chung Wing Shan