We invite you to our first ever Immerse Sheffield event at Sheffield Tech Parks on Thursday 21st February 2019 6pm to 8pm. Join the event here.
Our first ever event welcomes Daniel Bacchus of Sheffield Hallam University to talk about his VR art exhibition “Life is beautiful. Always.” that was hosted in Access Space in Sheffield in June 2018 and at Cambridge Festival of Ideas in October 2018.
Life is Beautiful. Always.’ is a virtual reality exploration into the unique life experience of multi-disciplinary artist, Marcel Schreur; thirty year oral cancer and seven year vascular dementia survivor. Diagnosed by specialists as a medical phenomenon, Schreur has lived most of his adulthood fighting life threatening illnesses. Incorporating extracts from recorded interviews, 3D capture of Schreur’s studio, painting and sculpture, original pieces of 3D sculpture work created within VR by Schreur, motion capture, 3D animation, randomisation and user responsiveness, the experience generates a cyclical, non-linear narrative that explores Schreur’s unique life experience and approach to art. The experience generates a space that allows participants to consider aspects of their own mental process through a lens of difference and disability, to embody some of the physical characteristics of Schreur’s condition and to help facilitate communication about the experience of living with life-altering disability.Danny Bacchus
As well as Daniel’s talk, you can expect the latest news in the world of VR, AR and immersive tech and demos of tech.
As we’re just beginning, we want to open the floor to you to help shape the direction of the meetup in the future. So please bring any ideas with you!