Spaces VR and the Comox Valley Art Gallery have collaborated to develop a creative research residency that offers participating artists the opportunity to explore virtual reality applications as a creative medium. The project provides opportunity for immersive explorations of new technology that bridge with traditional art practices through relevant forms of community engaged research, exhibition and presentation.
Virtual Reality – CVAG facebook post
CVAG’s creative residency program provides extended research and site-specific production opportunities for deepening artistic practice and fostering meaningful relationships between artists and local community.
Spaces VR approached the Comox Valley Art Gallery to offer creative residencies for artists who have little or no experience in this medium. Currently, five artists: Angela Bedard, Cassidy Gehmlich, Clive Powsey, Emma Heitzmann, and Roxane Fortin are engaged in new projects on site at Spaces VR. Matt Adamson, owner of Spaces VR, believes that “virtual reality offers limitless potential for expression, but this is difficult to grasp without experiencing it firsthand.” The VR creative research is featured as part of the Constant Change thematic program.
Interactive exhibition sites at the Comox Valley Art Gallery and at Spaces VR offer the opportunity to see what the artists have made and to learn more about this new technology as an art medium.