Radiance is a research platform and database for VR art. Its mission is to present artists working with VR from all over the world to create visibility and accessibility for VR art and for faster adoption of virtual technologies. The platform works closely with artists, institutions and independent curators to select the highest quality of virtual art for public institutional exhibitions.
How do artistic VR experiences differ from others?
Visual artists use their chosen medium to critically reflect upon and discuss today’s society or individual living conditions, to speak about e.g. science, philosophy, etc. or to scrutinize and question the possibilities or limits of the medium itself. They go beyond the creative possibilities of the medium and deal critically with their surroundings to include their thoughts and conclusions within their artwork.
Philip Hausmeier is the founder of Metaphysics VR, a company that produces and curates artistic VR experiences. Metaphysics produced and curated NAUSEA, a VR group exhibition for the HTC Vive at CHM Mountain View (funded by BoostVC, Silicon Valley), also shown at ZKM Karlsruhe among other locations. Since 2007 Hausmeier has been a lecturer for spatial design at the HSD Düsseldorf and since 2014 has been a visiting lecturer for VR at the BTK University Berlin. He is also the founder of the VR Berlin Meetup, one of the biggest VR communities in Europe. For 10 years, he also has been working as a professional artist and holds an MFA from the Slade School of Art, London.
Tina Sauerlaender is the Director and Head Curator of the exhibition hub peer to space that is based in Berlin. Since 2010 she is the curator of many exhibitions dealing with the impact of the digital and the Internet on individual environments and society involving digital media, post-internet art and VR. She curated the international group exhibition THE UNFRAMED WORLD (HeK Basel, 2017), "Europe's first large-scale show on virtual reality" in art (ArteFuse, New York). She is the author of many texts on contemporary artists, e.g. Taryn Simon, Alicja Kwade, Gregor Hildebrandt or Carsten Nicolai. She is the founder of the SALOON, a women's network in the art scenes of Berlin, Hamburg, Paris & Vienna.
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