6 July 2015
Exhibition Dates announced for '360 Degrees: A New Angle on Access': Plymouth 15th -17th July 2015.
PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Internationally acclaimed artist Sue Austin brings “Immersed in 360” Exhibition, Talks and Workshops to Plymouth: 15 - 17 April July 2015
Following over 150million views of her signature underwater wheelchair performance and powerful TED talk, internationally acclaimed artist and Plymouth University alumni Sue Austin curates new work, inviting you to become ‘Immersed in 360’ this summer.
This research exhibition features dance and performance on video by Kevin Clifford and Sue Austin, creating a fully immersive audience experience using Oculus VR headsets and projection onto stunning, ethereal 360 degree installations.
“I’m completely passionate about 360 imagery because it’s a new aesthetic, it’s very powerful,” says Austin. “But I also realise that the costs make it inaccessible to most, so this project is specifically about developing 360 in a way that’s useable and affordable for the arts sector and beyond.”
Providing inspiring art experiences to the viewer that are both exciting and meditative, the project has been supported by the Digital R&D Fund for the Arts and is presented through portable 360° interactive headsets plus affordable, transportable 360° installations. ‘Immersed in 360’ is an exhibition of prototypes which will also research home and community based audiences currently excluded from accessing arts venues due to disabling physical, psychological, and financial barriers.
Visitors are encouraged to participate in the research, particularly on the Wednesday when members of the SERIO research team, based at Plymouth University will be there to ask for responses from people about their experiences of the exhibition.
Venue: Room 307-308 Roland Levinsky Building, Cobourg St, Plymouth PL4 8AY
Exhibition: 10.00 – 18.00: 15 - 17 April July 2015: (closing at 4pm on 15th July): Free of charge
Open View and Artist Talk: 15th July: 18.00 - 20.00: Free of charge, donations welcome.
Immersed in 360 workshop
Get your hands on the latest 360º filmmaking equipment to capture, edit and view a short 360º film in this free one day workshop. AFFINITY with Plymouth University is partnering with artist Sue Austin and Freewheeling to deliver this unique opportunity, aimed at filmmakers, artists, venue programmers and producers. Limited spaces, booking essential.
Workshop Venue: Roland Levinsky Building, Cobourg St, Plymouth PL4 8AY:TBC
10.00 to 17.00: 15th July 2015 2015: over 16 years, Free of charge
Register for tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/360-workshop-tickets-17545094851
The Digital R&D Fund for the Arts is run by Nesta, Arts Council England and the Arts and Humanities Research Council. The £7million fund supports research and development projects that use digital technology to enhance arts audience reach and/or explore new business models. http://artsdigitalrnd.org.uk/
Sue Austin is available for interview: for further details or any queries please contact:
Andrea Frankham-Hughes: Communications and Project Manager.