Victor Morales has been working on an ambitious new project for VR platforms using the mighty Unreal Engine 4. The performer will be able to use an Oculus Rift with touch controllers to experiment with a surreal room, manipulating chairs, sofas, and other pieces of furniture. The first examples are available below, and many more will follow in the next few weeks. The project does not have a title yet, so consider this a sneak preview.
If you're new to Morales' world, here's a good introduction:
Victor Morales, Photo credit: Peter Yesley
Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Victor Morales received a Law Degree from Universidad Catolica Andres Bello in 1990. In 1992, Morales completed a Master’s degree in Technology Applied to the Arts at New York University’s Gallatin Division. He spent more than a decade in New York City. Since 2003, Morales, “has been obsessed with the art of video game modifications and has implemented different game engines into most of the works he has participated in or created.” His performances with game engines (in particular, CryEngine) have consistently challenged the nature of simulation. Morales has performed a number of solo shows in art galleries, festivals, and events, including Performance Space 122, The Little Theater in New York City, The Collapsable Hole in Brooklyn, and Gessner Allee in Zurich, Theater Freiburg, and The Hau in Berlin, where he now lives and works.
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