Jacolby Satterwhite, En Plen Air Vassalage, 2015
"Jacolby Satterwhite’s Dawn will be a multi-layered exploratory video game that begins in a physical exhibition of objects, expands to digitally interactive geolocations across physical sites in Cleveland, and will ultimately be universally accessible from any location via the internet. Created using the coding language #C Sharp and software including Maya3D and Unity, the project may be accessed and played via multiple platforms, including virtual reality headsets, smartphone and tablet devices, and web browsers. The physical exhibition will materialize the game through two virtual reality films and interactive ephemera associated with the landscape and architecture of Dawn’s expansive universe. Following the aesthetic, narrative and conceptual threads built in the artist’s previous chapters of his Birds in Paradise series and The Matriarch’s Rhapsody, Dawn draws on a mesmerizing visual vocabulary inspired by Satterwhite’s personal history, queer culture, African folklore, pop culture, and environmental catastrophe. This omnipresent installation experience marks Satterwhite’s most ambitious and first interactive project to date." (Source: ViaFund)
Jacolby Satterwhite is an American contemporary artist who works with video, performance, 3D animation, fibers, drawing and printmaking, currently based in New York City, NY. To learn more about Satterwhite, watch this episode of Art21.
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