Life is Beautiful. Always. VR Exhibition

BACCHUS, Daniel, GREEN, Dominic and SCHREUR, Marcel (2018). Life is Beautiful. Always. VR Exhibition. [Show/Exhibition]
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Creators:BACCHUS, Daniel, GREEN, Dominic and SCHREUR, Marcel
Abstract:'Life is Beautiful. Always.' is a virtual reality (VR) experience created as part of an ongoing collaboration with multi-disciplinary expressionist artist, Marcel Schreur. Featuring a cyclical, non-linear narrative, the VR experience presents an emotive, thought provoking and challenging exploration into Schreur's unique life experience and approach to art practice as a thirty year oral cancer and seven year vascular dementia survivor. The work generates a space that allows participants to view aspects of their own mental process through a lens of difference and disability, and to reflect on the varying foundations and formations of these processes between people of all levels of ability. The work calls for integration, compassion for the vulnerable and weak in life threatening illnesses and mental health issues and a shift in the benchmark about our thoughts on life. The VR experience allows participants to connect with the personal life-experience of Schreur and some of the physical and emotional aspects of mental disability in an innovative and highly intimate way. Participants are invited to connect with the foundations of their own mental processes, to break through these processes as they are habitually understood and reveal the underlying common elements shared between people of all abilities. 'Life is Beautiful. Always.' has been developed to be presented on the Oculus Rift platform as part of an installation that includes projection, sound, painting and sculpture work by Marcel Schreur. Trailer:
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Item Type:Show/Exhibition
Uncontrolled Keywords:Virtual Reality, VR, Sheffield, Health, Art, vascular dementia, cancer, art, digital, painting, sculpture
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018:Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Art and Design Research Centre
Date:June 2018
Event Location:Grace Unit, Fitzalan Square, Sheffield, S1 2AY
ID Code:21738
Deposited By: Daniel Bacchus
Deposited On:02 Aug 2018 09:01
Last Modified:18 Mar 2021 11:15
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