SIMULTANEOUS SPACES AND UTOPIA, 2019
VR experience for WebVR
This work deals with the concept of utopia. In addition to some painterly approaches that move on the border of the identifiable, this is an experiment with the concept of utopian space in virtual and public space (AR/VR). What do we perceive as reality and what other, simultaneous realities are there to discover?
In a continuous animation, the constant movement of space (and its protagonists) is thematized, in which the fictional and the familiar, the private and the public, the internal and the external, and multiple perspectives overlap simultaneously. In this sense, the virtual space itself can also be read as a link between utopia and heterotopia (according to Foucault).
At the center of the AR/VR installations, some of which are tied to a fixed GPS geolocation, is not only the recipient with smartphone or headset. At the same time, there are various animated actors with different motivations and actions, acting in a fragile environment. These move in the area of the zero point and at times physically overlap with each other as well as with the viewer, who can move around in space. This evokes the question of what is happening simultaneously, of what is not thought and not perceived, and also offers the possibility of leaving one's own point of view.
webXR GPS located. Can only be viewed on site (with smartphone or HMD): lat: 48.12017491625985; lon: 11.555633824250803:
webXR simulated GPS position (with smartphone or HMD): https://t-hink.de/AR_VR/ARJS_aframe/projects/sim_spaces/GMN_simulated_GPS.html
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Torsten Hink studied painting at the Munich Academy of Fine Arts. Diploma with Prof. Ben Willikens/Prof. Gerhard Merz
In his work, the artist deals with the concept of utopia. In addition to painterly approaches that move on the border of the identifiable, he experiments with the concept of utopian space in virtual and public space (AR/VR). What do we understand as reality and what other, simultaneous realities are there to discover?
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