And here it is! Our first virtual fireside chat filmed in Anyland - exclusively for MiRAA viewers:
Interview with George Vitale.
George Vitale is an exhibition maker and creative director based in Berlin. His area of focus is the impact of technology and the digital on society through the lens of art and the eyes of the artist.
In 2017 he founded the first VR-based art gallery called "synthesis". Synthesis is an immersive blend of technology and art displayed under one roof, showcasing cutting-edge experiences by new wave artists and visionaries through virtual reality. Pieces are displayed through different media: tangible and traditional art forms intermingle with oculus and Vive headsets. In Synthesis' first two years, the gallery has produced more than ten exhibitions of VR art in Berlin and abroad and participated in several art festivals. In 2020, Synthesis launched its series of online events 'WALKTHROUGHS' which has received public acclaim and viewed more than 8K times worldwide. Dedicated to exhibiting internationally renowned, well-established artists alongside emerging ones, since its inception, Synthesis has garnered considerable attention in the art scene.
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Tina Sauerlaender, Independent Curator, Berlin
Tina Sauerlaender is a curator and writer based in Berlin. She focuses on the impact of the digital and the internet on individual environments and society. With her exhibition hub peer to space she has been organizing international group shows since 2010. She is co-founder of Radiance VR, an international online research platform for VR experiences in Visual Arts. She is the founder of the SALOON, a European network for women working in art in Berlin, Brussels, Dresden, Hamburg, Paris and Vienna.
Daniela Schulz, VR Producer, Berlin
Daniela Schulz is a VR and 360 producer experimenting in the documentary and journalistic field, on the border between fiction and art (mediation). She supports the main department culture and life of the Deutsche Welle to implement its "Digital First" strategy competently. She regularly produces documentaries for cinematic release but is actively working on expanding the film format. She has also worked on feature film projects as a creative producer.
Julie Walsh, Independent Curator, Chicago
Julie Walsh is a Chicago-based curator with a focus on contemporary Asian art and immersive technologies. She was the founder and director of Walsh Gallery in Chicago, which from 1993 - 2011 exhibited challenging work from Asia in all mediums. She has curated numerous exhibitions in her own space and in others around the world. Since 2016, she has focused on the fine art applications of immersive technologies. She has presented at international venues including the following: VREurope (Amsterdam),VRHAM! (Hamburg), Virtual Worlds (Munich), SAIC (Chicago).
Image Credits: Anneli Anne Goeller “Pleasure After Consciousness” // Alfredo Salazar-Caro “Border Crossing Beta 3.0” // Felix Kraus “Here We Are - A Turing Torture” // Bianca Kennedy “VR Are All in this together” // Tamiko Thiel “Land of Cloud :The Cloud Deities Speak” // Matteo Zamagni “Nature Abstraction - Fractals”
Image credits: Installation shots, Speculative Cultures. A Virtual Reality Exhibition (2019), curated by Tina Sauerlaender, Peggy Schoenegge, and Erandy Vergara. Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Parsons/The New School. Photo: Marc Tatti.