Join us for the finissage of 'Same but Different' on April 22nd. Synthesis Virtual Reality Art Gallery is planning an evening of performances and poetry readings.
Camille Jackson, dancer and choreographer, has prepared a performance art piece on ‘Me, myself and I’. She will be performing twice at 6pm and 8pm.
Shervin Saremi has created for the occasion a real-time generative music system design based on the sounds from 'My, myself and I', 'Nonplace' and 'Same but Different'. A real-time generative music system uses autonomous melody, harmony and rhythm agents to randomly generate ever-different and changing music. Shervin's latest work for Synthesis will accompany visitors all day on Sunday (11am-9pm).
Poetry readings throughout the evening with line-up to be announced shortly on the FB event and social media pages.
The exhibition evolves around society’s constant digital presence through social media, how language and personal identities are shaped and redefined by it and lastly how super modernity has produced non-places, that is, amorphous and hybrid cities which do not integrate to earlier ones. The exhibition includes three interactive digital works. The first ‘Same but different’ is a melting pot of our online social media presence today, found through a single search of a city, projected onto cubes that form a busy immersive landscape replicating accurately the city’s skyline. In ‘Nonplace”, the participant is taken into a VR world that is set in a city with no cultural heritage or anthropological identity. A nonplace where solitary individuality reigns. “Me, myself and I’ addresses egocentrism and narcissism in its most popular contemporary declination: the selfie culture, in the form of a digital game.