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Click to enlarge360: THE VIRTUAL REALITY ROOM
throughout the year
Throughout the year, Zabludowicz Collection will be presenting Virtual Reality works in a dedicated environment. 360 gives a unique opportunity to see how artists are experimenting with this new technology in increasingly ambitious ways, creating immersive experiences that defy the conventional logic of film and video and evoke visceral sensations. Artists include Rachel Rossin and Jordan Wolfson. Further details of the programme will be announced in early 2018.

Sep 20 - Oct 21, 2018
Over the past decade, Jordan Wolfson (b. 1980, New York), has created an ambitious body of work comprised of video installation, digital mix media, and sculpture.
Blurring the distinction between the real and imagined, Real Violence (2017) is a virtual reality film where spectators are implicated as witnesses to a context-less assault. The audience watches, without any ability to intervene, as one man (played by the artist) beats another to death with a baseball bat. Rather than focusing on virtual reality’s interactive properties, Wolfson explores the medium’s capacity to isolate and immerse. Typical experiences of violence seen in the news media or on Youtube are often taken for granted. In this installation Wolfson forces the audience to confront their desensitization to real violence and the disempowerment that is inherent to a screen oriented perspective.

Sep 20 - Dec 16, 2018
Rachel Maclean (b.1987, Edinburgh) has rapidly established herself as one of the most distinctive creative voices in the UK. Creating baroque, hyper-real worlds using green-screen video and computer animation, and playing many of the extravagantly costumed characters herself, Maclean spins razor-sharp fables that combine comedy and horror. Her work offers a powerful critique of contemporary society and its underlying fears and desires.
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Oct 25 - Nov 18, 2018 FINAL WEEK
American artist Paul McCarthy is known for his provocative performances, multi-media installations, sculptures, and films. His work fuses high and low culture and corrupts conventionally innocent figures from myth, folklore and popular iconography. Religious or fairy tale characters are made perverse and perform taboo sex acts, creating a sharp, yet comical criticism of American mythology and accepted societal norms. McCarthy bombards the audience with a sensory overload, of sexual and violent imagery that often makes viewers feel uncomfortable and stirs controversy.
Commissioned and produced by Khora Contemporary and first presented at the Venice Biennale in 2017, C.S.S.C. Coach Stage Stage Coach revisits McCarthy ongoing series “Coach Stage Stage Coach,” and led to 11 variations of the piece in virtual reality.

Nov 8 - Dec 16, 2018
Combining an interest in appropriation and material improvisation, Tamu Nkiwane's recent projects have embarked on personal exploration of a family history that encompasses colonialism, resistance and migration.

Nov 22 - Dec 16, 2018
In her 2017 virtual reality work, HanaHana 花華, Mousset collaborated with engineer Nam Baron to create a post-apocalyptic universe where users can teleport within an otherworldly landscape filled with monumental anthropomorphic ruins. The work is inspired by the Japanese manga series One Piece, in which character Nico Robin developed the power to endlessly reproduce her body parts after consuming the magic Hana Hana fruit (also called the devil fruit). In Mousset’s version, users can grow infinite chains of digital hands and build the architecture of their own world. The work is a playful, yet harrowing journey that explores the ongoing multiplication of our digital-selves and the possibility of extending it to the physical body. As the pharmacological capacity to technologically augment our bodies or even self-replicate becomes a contemporary reality, HanaHana 花華 provides a grotesque and beautiful experience questioning the implications on our mind, identity, body and senses


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