I've been accepted into the Oculus Rift Launchpad program! The program is designed to support and invest in Virtual reality creators with unique and diverse perspectives. Phase 1 was a one-day bootcamp at Facebook HQ which bought together the 100 participants for a day of presentations, workshops and talks (including a long Q&A with Palmer Lucky, the founder of Oculus!). Phase 2 will be developing our projects over the next three months.
I did an interview with Kill Screen for their new website dedicated to Virtual Reality "Versions is the essential guide to virtual reality and beyond. It investigates the rapidly deteriorating boundary between the real world and the one behind the screen." Click on the image below to read.
Art Basel Hong Kong
March 24 - 26, 2016
I'll be presenting a solo project with Darren Knight Gallery at Art Basel Hong Kong. I'll be exhibiting an installation as part of the Discoveries section.
In January 2016 I’ll be moving to New York. I have a 3-month residency at the Australia Council Greene St studio in Soho and will be using the opportunity to relocate permanently.
I've collaborated with the Sydney Based Fashion label Romance Was Born on their Seasonal Collection entitled 'Mysteria Wysteria'. The collection is explored in four stories 'Pastel Egypt', 'Snakes & Chains', 'Parallel Universe' and 'Gnostic Geo'. Selections from their collection can be purchased at the Romance Was Born e-Boutique here
Ixian Gate is a new virtual reality animation created for Oculus Rift, premiering December 5th, 2015, as part of the Wurm Haus exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia. I've been working with a small team of New Zealand collaborators over the last 9 months on this incredibly fun project. Go to the links below to see their stuff.
Animation: Simon Ward
Developer: Kenny Smith
Sound Design: Andrew Clarke