Event

Artists’ Talk: Virtual Reality exploration at the cross-cluster immersive reality lab

The immersive reality lab invites you to join artists and graduate students Olivia McGilchrist and Alison Moore as they present their research and discuss their artistic practices in Virtual Reality and Volumetric Videography. This research was facilitated in part by The Research Chair in Interactive Documentary film-making along with the Post-Image Research Cluster at the Milieux Institute, which enabled access to immersive technology and technical training.

Registration is required!
Please email: Marco Luna at vr.milieux@concordia.ca to register.
Zoom Links will be sent to all registrants before the Workshop date.

Olivia McGilchrist (she / her) is a white French-Jamaican multimedia artist and researcher exploring how colonial legacies extend their reach to Virtual Reality (VR) technology. She has exhibited in Canada, Jamaica, the USA, Brazil, Germany, Norway, Austria, France, Switzerland, and the UK. Building on her experience as a white Euro-Caribbean, and past research in the portrayal of her hybrid identity within contemporary Jamaican culture, Olivia explores how this can be represented in VR. Her Individualized Ph.D. research-creation project borrows critical tools from Feminist studies, Black studies and Postcolonial Caribbean studies in order to offer a framework for the aesthetic experience of VR immersion figuratively and literally.

Allison Moore is a new media artist based in Montreal, Canada.  She has crafted an independent practice participating in residencies, workshops, and exhibitions internationally. Her series of multi-screen animated video panoramas depict surrealist landscapes referencing scenic dioramas. Her recent projects involve thematic inspirations of storytelling narratives in digital arts, video-mapping landscapes and architecture, site-specific public art and performance. Moore’s works reinterpret and rebuild the world as a metaphoric landscape in which sensitive beings are in synergy with their allegorical macrocosm. Allison Moore’s projects are supported by Conseil des arts et des lettres du Quebec, SODEC and the Canada Council of the Arts.