Exhibition

"Life is Beautiful. Always." VR and Art installation. An evening with the artists.

24 May 2019

Event times

18.30 - 20.30

Cost of entry

free

Chelsea Old Town Hall

London, United Kingdom

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Presentation of VR and Art installation that addresses mental health and an evening with artists. Dominic Green (Filmmaker) Daniel Bacchus (VR, multimedia specialist and digital design) both senior lecturers at Sheffield Hallam University in collaboration with artist Marcel Schreur.

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“Life is beautiful. Always”. -  'An evening with the artists'.
Chelsea Old Town Hall (open to the public)

Presentation of VR and Art installation that addresses mental health and an evening with artists.

Dominic Green (Filmmaker) Daniel Bacchus (VR, multimedia specialist and digital design) both senior lecturers at Sheffield Hallam University in collaboration with multi disciplinary artist Marcel Schreur will present an insightful and entertaining evening.

"Visual art and cutting edge technology can lead to a better understanding and affect positive societal, if not humanitarian, change."

Life is beautiful. Always. Addresses Mental and physical health. 

'Life is Beautiful. Always.’ by artist Marcel Schreur, Daniel Bacchus and Dominic Green is being unveiled at the 2019 London Art Biennale, a celebration of 120 contemporary artists from 40 nationsat Chelsea Old Town Hall on The Kings Road, which will be officially opened by Lady Sophie Windsor and runs between 23rd to the 26th, with an exclusive preview event on the 22nd. 

Opening times of The London Art Biennale;

Thursday 23rd  to Sunday 26th of May, from 10am to 7 pm

An evening with the artists on Friday the 24th of May from 18.30 to 20.30

Dominic Green (Filmmaker) Daniel Bacchus (VR, multi media specialist and digital design) both senior lecturers at Sheffield Hallam University in collaboration with multi disciplinary artist Marcel Schreur will present an insightful and entertaining evening. 

'Life is Beautiful. Always.' is a virtual reality exploration into the unique life experience of multi-disciplinary artist, Marcel Schreur; thirty year oral cancer and seven year vascular dementia survivor. Diagnosed by specialists as a medical phenomenon, Schreur has lived most of his adulthood fighting life threatening illnesses.

Developed through an iterative proces of interviews, proto types and personal responses from Schreur, the work generates a space that allows participants  to consider aspects of their own mental processes through a lens of difference and dissability, to embody some of the physical charicteristics of Schreur's condition and to facilitate communication about  the experience of living with life-altering dissability between sufferers, non-sufferers and medical proffesionals.

Some comments on the VR work:

'Thought provoking and ground breaking work.’

‘I feel so lucky to have had the chance to experience something so touching. The VR really brought a completely “real” experience that would have been hard to achieve in any other way.’

‘Such an interesting change of perspective - the ability to be immersed in someone else’s head is fascinating.’

‘Virtual Reality has found a purpose with this exhibition.’

‘What a fantastic way to promote insight into the ways in which someone sees the world...Moving, engaging, at times alarming. A wonderful time, totally unexpected.’

‘It really pushes the boundaries of human understanding of the experience of another. Terrifying at points and I am so glad I was able to experience it. I feel I can go forward with a new viewpoint on what people with disabilities can experience.’

‘Incredibly powerful. The sense of fear/disorientation felt so real. I can see huge potential, this is helping to develop some understanding of the lived experience of illness/disability.’

Exhibiting artists

Marcel Schreur

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