GALACTIC GALLERY VR
The Galactic Gallery is a virtual reality “visionary” art gallery where you can interact and go inside the art. It’s a fully immersive experience using the HTC Vive VR platform, SUBPAC, and headphones.
The Galactic Gallery is an aesthetically driven VR experience exploring intersections between traditional art and new media. Imagine yourself in an immersive art gallery in the cosmos where you can go inside and interact with the art. Special treatments and effects have been applied so that the art could only be viewed in this medium. The experience takes you on a journey of visionary art.
The experience begins by the user floating in the cosmos and interacting with art from some of the most renowned visionary artists of our time. The art canvases fly upwards as well as the trees and other elements enter into the area. You are surrounded on three sides by flying panels hosting artwork. The art is processed with effects only possible in a virtual reality and new methods of creating and interacting with art are explored. Paintings and sculpture by these artists are given special effects to be more engaging in the virtual environment that is only possible in the digital realm.
Hovering candles in the space illuminate the pieces and you can grab them and readjust them to your liking. There are various "toys" in the space as well such as particle paintbrushes and lenses to look through to distort your experience. As you walk over and pick one up, the world starts to form around you. The artists included are Android Jones, Mars-1, Chris Dyer, Mugwort, Mear One, Xavi, Raul Casillas, Luke Brown, Amanda Sage, and Hans Haveron.
LEAD VISUAL & TECHNICAL DESIGNER
Zach Krausnick is a creative technologist and lead interactive developer at DotDotDash based in Portland, Oregon. He has created custom virtual reality experiences for Adidas, HTC, Pepsi, VFILES, and Urban Outfitters. He has collaborated on performances including projection mapping custom content with virtual reality components at PS1 MOMA and at the Barbican Center with multimedia artist EMA as part of an artist residency. His work with the Galactic Gallery is at the forefront of bridging the new medium of virtual reality with artists of more traditional mediums and has been a featured piece at Lightning in a Bottle and Kaleidoscope VR.
LEAD SOUND & CO-CONCEPTUAL DESIGNER
David Starfire is a world-renowned producer/multi-instrumentalist/DJ that is known for his signature electronic-world-fusion sound. His niche is mixing world instruments and fusing them with modern beats. He has performed at big festivals such as Coachella, alongside some of the biggest names in music. He has worked with notable companies such as Lucas films, Samsung, Beats Audio, Google, Virgin, and more. His songs have been featured on TV, Cable, and movies. His sound has brought him to perform at some of the most amazing places on earth, including the Pyramids of Giza and The Coliseum at Caesars Palace.