REAL VIRTUALITY - Inaugural Exhibition for the re-opening of the Museum of the Moving Image in New York featuring REALTIME UNREAL - a commissioned installation by Workspace Unlimited
Museum of the Moving Image - New York City
Location: Museum of the Moving Image, New York
Exhibition: January 15 – June 14, 2011
Grand Opening Event: Saturday, January 15, 2011
The Museum of the Moving Image in NY has just completed a $67-million expansion created by Leeser Architecture and will be twice its original size when it reopens on January 15, 2011. Realtime Unreal is the central commission created for Real Virtuality, the inaugural exhibition.
Thomas Soetens, Kora Van den Bulcke, and the entire Workspace Unlimited team will introduce a new interactive installation commissioned by the Museum of the Moving Image: Realtime Unreal.
Other works by: Marco Brambilla, Cao Fei, OpenEnded Group, Pablo Valbuena, and Bill Viola.
Real Virtuality is presented by the Museum and organised by Senior Deputy Director Carl Goodman.
"Realtime Unreal occupies one third of the new gallery space and consists of a large double-sided stereoscopic projection screen suspended in midair in the center of a room, with interactive zones on either side of the screen. The projected virtual world seems to occupy three-dimensional physical space in the Museum, an alternate reality floating in physical space. As visitors interact with the installation, the perspective of the projected virtual space changes and disrupts the architecture beyond rationalization, revealing multiple perspectives simultaneously as the visitor circles the screen. Realtime Unreal creates a multiplicity of realtime experiences that challenge visitors to bridge the gap between what their eyes perceive and what their minds believe is unreal" (Workspace Unlimited).
Submitted by Matteo Bittanti