The Fold: a Labyrinth, 2019

VR experience for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift

 "The Fold: a Labyrinth" is an interactive virtual reality-based, hypertext installation involving rooms with doors containing a concept folding into other rooms with doors. Each room consisting of an idea inspired by structuralist & surrealist literature, mathematics, the readymade virtual object, and more. This project is a recombinatory experience where no one play through is exactly the same. Some rooms involve interaction where others don't. Some rooms are puzzle experiences where others are more experiential. All rooms follow a similar visual monochromatic motif. To date, the project involves five rooms: the Doors, the Fold, the Grid, the Meridies, and the Cave. Subsequent rooms will be released as this project is a long-term ongoing series.


Tech Rider: the Fold

VR ready computer with Intel Core i7 chipset; GPU: Nvidia GeForce 1080 or equivalent; 8GB RAM

Oculus Rift CV-1 or Rift S with Oculus software installed on a Windows 10 machine

4K large screen display monitor




Alex M. Lee is an artist who utilizes 3D animation, video game engines, extended reality platforms, machine learning and the potential of simulation technologies in order to investigate contemporary modes of representation, artifice and technical images - culling from concepts within science, science fiction, physics, philosophy, and modernity.


Born in Seoul, Korea and grew up in the United States of America, he received his BFA (2005) with emphasis in Photography and Digital Imaging and MFA (2009) with emphasis in Art & Technology from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is Assistant Professor of Animation at Arizona State University's Herberger Institute for Design the Arts with Affiliated Position at Mesa City's Media and Immersive eXperience Center.


Lee has exhibited internationally in North America, Europe and Asia. Selected exhibitions include: Gallery Hakusen, Tokyo, Japan; Mio Photo, Osaka, Japan; Gallery DOS, Seoul, Korea; Daegu Art Factory, Daegu, Korea; Eyebeam: Center for Art & Technology, New York, NY; LEV Festival, Madrid, Spain; Paris/Berlin Recontres Internationales; Elektra International Digital Art Festival, Montreal, Canada; New Images XR Art Fair, Paris, France.


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