Output: TargetDisplay: Display01, 2020
Output:TargetDisplay: Display01, is a storytelling VR experience, a part of my ongoing self-portrait project: Tey Al Tool, and describing 4 months of my life during my stay in Barcelona. The project supported and produced during my residency in ESPRONCEDA- Institute of Art & Culture and had a live streaming walkthrough on 29 May. The project starts from Feb 2020, when I joined IMMENSIVA residency, and start producing artworks together with other artists and having a successful exhibition in the ESPRONCEDA gallery space, then It shows my confinement during the alarm state due to Covid-19. Afterward, how I joined the IAM Weekend 2020 and the experience of being part of the team in the virtual conference and how I visualized my Quarantine time and invited the audience to a virtual tour to my city shiraz in my real-time talk there. It also presents the real-time project called WASH (we are safe here) which was my intent of creating a safe virtual space to escape from terrible news about Covid-19. In another scene, I have a walk through the research project I developed during my stay and it's still in progress, called RTTT (Render Truth Through Texture), in which I try to represent the importance of mirror and reflections in Iranian literature through the real-time technique RTT (render to texture). In the last scene of this VR experience, I describe the SOKHON project, It's an art game about speech, developed for oculus quest in 7 different scenes, and using lipsync to get the player's voice as the main input to generate objects and change the visuals.
ESPRONCEDA- Institute of Art & Culture
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Mohsen Hazrati was born in 1987 in Shiraz, Iran. He graduated with a BA in graphic design from Shiraz Art Institute of Higher Education in 2012, minoring in new media and digital art, where he was also acted as a teachers’ assistant. His works focus on digital culture, new-aesthetic and the integration of these two issues into the Shirazi culture and its mystical literature, and have been exhibited in Transfer and Babycastles Gallery - New York, Matchbox Gallery - Texas, V-Gallery Tehran, etc. Since 2013, in collaboration with Milad Forouzande, he has been the co-founder and curator of “Dar-AlHokoomeh Project”; a new media art project and activity based in Shiraz, Iran. And has been the co-curator of “Dar Al Wrong”, The first Iranian pavilion and embassy of the wrong biennale inside Iran, Patch Room, new media art section of Teer art, the first Iranian Art fair and etc. In 2016, Mohsen began lecturing as an assistant professor in his alma mater, teaching Digital Aesthetics and VFX courses. In 2017, Mohsen was invited as one of the guest speakers on the “Mollasadra St” episode of TEDx video series.
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