Vertigo is an interactive art installation that invites users to discover a surrealist and futuristic journey in virtual reality. It is an immersive 3D environment that uses the principles and techniques of video games to offer an atypical physical and aesthetic experience to the public.
The "spect-actor" equipped with a virtual reality headset, the HTC Vive, and its hand controllers, will be able to move in the virtual space by defying the laws of gravity, and will be able to interact with different objects that populate this surreal and High Tech "cadavre exquis" to reveal hidden properties. (Pascal and Klara Silondi)
Pascal Silondi was born in Paris in 1973, and he lives in Prague since 2000. He's developing as artist various interdisciplinary projects where meet virtual and real environments. He founded the association LIBAT (Hybrid lab for Arts and new technologies) in 2002, producing various artistic and cultural projects with a focus on Arts, Sciences and new Technologies of information. He's experimental practice involves structures and architecture of systems with a particular interest in interactive multimedia storytelling and artificial life in 3D/VR environments using Game engines. His artistic and technological culture evolved as an interdisciplinary voyage exploring various contemporary art languages and fields like cinema, video, augmented stages and objects, sound creation, robotic and data processing, artificial life, Game art., etc. He's using a wi(l)de variety of sensors to connect performers, like dancers, actors, musicians or audience within sensitive 3D digital spaces.