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 co-founder of Radiance VR. He is Professor for Experience and Narrative Design in Expanded Realities at the University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt. With his Silicon Valley-based company Metaphysics VR, funded by Boost VC, he curated and produced NAUSEA, a VR group exhibition for HTC Vive which was shown at CHM Mountain View or at ZKM Karlsruhe. With the company Meshicon he has been designing UX/UI for MR applications in the past years. From 2007 to 2015, he has been a lecturer for spatial design at HSD Düsseldorf, and from 2014 to 2019 a visiting lecturer for VR at BTK University Berlin. He is 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. He holds an MFA from Slade School of Art, London. He is based in Darmstadt.
Tina Sauerlaender is the co-founder of Radiance VR. She is Artistic Director of the VR ART PRIZE by DKB in Cooperation with CAA Berlin. She 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 comprehensive texts on contemporary artists, such as Alicja Kwade, Taryn Simon or Gregor Hildebrandt for Kritisches Lexikon der Gegenwartskunst. She is the founder of the SALOON, an international network for women in art in 10 cities. She is based in Berlin.
Miriam Arbus is the project manager of Radiance VR. She is also co-founder and co-director of Sleepover Club Initiative she presented FORUM, a participatory residency as part of the Doing Feminisms Sharing The World Australia Arts Council project. She , and curated the exhibition What Has Feminism Ever Done For Me? (Melbourne, 2016). She established Men per Ex Lati, the Brunswick Street Gallery’s media series. She was the VR & Interactive Media Programmer for Toronto New Wave Festival 2019. She is the curator of Lossless Bodies. She holds an MA in Contemporary and Modern Art Theory and History from the University of Toronto. She is based in Toronto.
GLORIA AINO GRZYWATZ
Gloria Aino Grzywatz is the communication manager of Radiance VR. She is the curator of peer to space’s online series PARS PRO TOTO. She holds an MA in philosophy, science of art and cultural education from the Technical University of Berlin and the University Sorbonne in Paris. Her work focuses on identity, cultural policy, activism and contemporary architecture. As a freelance art mediator, she has been working intensively on the topics of diversity, accessibility and participation in the field of art since 2015. In addition to her work at Radiance VR and peer to space, she is currently working for the KW Institute for Contemporary Art and the 11th Berlin Biennale. She is based in Berlin.
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