Marking the first collaboration between Kate Parsons and Ben Vance— collectively known as FLOAT— 3VR is an interactive experience born from a single-channel video. Reconfigured into a three-channel video installation mapping the space for an enhanced VR viewing, 3VR is a meditation on organic and inorganic structures where flickering forms dissolve into lush, textural glitches and concentric projected landscapes. Through an individualized journey heightened by optical illusions and atmospheric audio, spherical hybrids act as portals for new cognitions to take place. Finite abstractions are encountered as acute and weightless elements— botanical planets— melding into complex formations as the viewer navigates through simulated aural space. Entering pixelated orbs, participants glide past 3D to uncover a surreal and infinite hyperreal— a realm within and just beyond the ‘natural’ state and video frame. With an original score by Kid606, 3VR is a glimpse into an exploratory future rendered through the marriage of new media.
Curated by WOAH and premiering at UFO Space (formerly Perry Rubenstein Gallery), 3VR continues to travel to select venues— making appearances at TIFF and showcased at VR Scout’s Art Fair hosted by VICE and Pulse.
KATE PARSONS is a video artist based in Los Angeles. She obtained her MFA in Media Arts from UCLA in 2015, and completed an MA in Digital Art in 2013. Her work uses analog and digital processes to create saturated, colorful images and often explores themes of liminality, memory, and grief.
BEN VANCE explores new technology through art and design. A creator at Buffalo Vision, he is a founding member of Glitch City, an LA-based art, tech, and game collective. His current focus is excavating the possibilities of VR as a paradigm-shifting medium.
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