Char Davies: Osmose (1995) Ephémère (1998) – Virtual Reality works
4 Jun 202214 Aug 2022

Char Davies, 'Vertical Tree', Osmose 1994. Digital still captured in real-time through HMD (head-mounted display) during live performance of immersive virtual environment, Osmose.
Char Davies, ‘Vertical Tree’, Osmose 1994. Digital still captured in real-time through HMD (head-mounted display) during live performance of immersive virtual environment, Osmose.

Char Davies created the immersive virtual artworks Osmose (1995) and Ephémère (1998) in the early years of VR (virtual reality) technology. Long considered landmarks in new media art, they enable “immersants” to explore luminous forest landscapes through breathing and balance. First exhibited 27 years ago (Osmose) and 24 years ago (Ephémère), they have been fully restored and are exhibited here in their original form, as an installation offering solitary immersive journeys with live audio/video for the audience.

This exhibition speaks to all demographics – to slightly older generations who experienced the technical revolution that followed the Moon Landing in 1969, to the middle-aged, who grew up with the proliferation of the PC and the first VR arcade games, and to younger people who have never known a world that is not constantly online.

With Davies’ cult status, the exhibition also caters to those interested in the history of virtual reality and the development of new media art. In addition to presenting the audience with an opportunity to experience these ground-breaking and historic artworks, the exhibition also raises questions about the increasing digitalization of our lives in a world in which non-human nature is disappearing.

The exhibition is part of a collaboration focusing on new media art with DGI-Byen, which will show the exhibition Art and Video Games in Øksnehallen during the summer 2022.

 

Info:
Fotografisk Center
Staldgade 16, 1699 København V
www.fotografiskcenter.dk

Art Week 2022 programme for Fotografisk Center

Tues, wed and fri 12-18
Tues 12-20
sat-sun 12-16
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Char Davies: Osmose (1995) Ephémère (1998) – Virtual Reality works
4 Jun 202214 Aug 2022

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