From 29 January – 9 February 2018 Alex will be in residence at Sydney’s Tactical Space Lab.
Tactical Space Lab is a research initiative focusing on the intersection of art, technology, and critical theory. It is conceived as a space to host, nourish, and nurture artistic practices and projects that critically explore emerging technology – particularly through innovation in the field of mapping and spatial representation.
For the next five months the lab will transform its exhibition space into an experimental Virtual Reality (VR) lab.
While on residency, Alex will be researching the power of augmented reality to create sculptural works and spatial interventions that break material and engineering constraints and would be impossible in the real world.
“Despite their diverse and unique practices, what each of these artists share is an examination of the relationship between bodies and spaces,” lab director Dr Josh Harle says.
“This is something that’s fundamental to room-scale VR, where the user is walking around and interacting with the virtual space they inhabit. Trying to figure out this relationship is what the most interesting VR experiences to date share, and the studio is a great chance to bring the artists’ extensive knowledge into the conversation.”