Clarkson Professor to Premiere New Virtual Reality Project at Recontres Internationales Paris/Berlin New Cinema and Contemporary Art Festival in Paris

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Clarkson College Affiliate Professor of Communication, Media and Design Alex Lee will world premiere his latest VR mission, titled “The Fold” in Paris, France from Could 5 to eight on the Recontres Internationales Paris/Berlin New Cinema and Up to date Artwork  Pageant.

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Within the ‘VR Lab’ phase of the competition, The Fold might be featured alongside ten different  artworks in digital actuality that query our rules of actuality, our daytime perceptions and  our on a regular basis representations. Alex might be representing the USA on this lineup. 

“The Fold” is a non-linear interactive movie and digital reality-based artwork recreation involving rooms with doorways containing an idea folding into different rooms with doorways. Impressed by Jorge Luis Borges’  quick story “The Backyard of Forking Paths,” this VR-based “escape the room” mission highlights the similarities and variations of technics because it pertains to Western (episode I) and Japanese (episode II) philosophy, together with structuralist and surrealist literature, sentient our bodies, metaphysics, arithmetic, the digital object, Buddhism, Zen rules, Qi (氣), and problematizes the affirmation of technics, its outputs and applied sciences as anthropologically common inside the body of VR, AI, 3D animation, and video video games.

Throughout this occasion, Alex might be that includes ‘episode I’ which entails 5 doorways introduced in digital actuality with the next names: the Doorways, the Fold, the Grid, the Meridies, and the Cave.  

“My work is an investigation on the chances of digital imagery in an more and more technical  and automatic world. Initially born out of aesthetic principle, my apply focuses on the  artistic make use of of artifice and immateriality inside the digital picture,” Lee stated. “I think about the digital picture in relationship to the phrase ‘technical picture’ coined by thinker Vilem Flusser through which images and mechanical replica heralded new types of perceptual expertise and data. We live in a digital age of the ‘elite technical picture’ the place more and more advanced technical software program and {hardware} apparatuses are being utilized for the acquisition and dissemination of data. The merchandise of those technical apparatuses usually discover their approach into my work expressively, culling from sources from science, science fiction, arithmetic,  physics, and modernity.”

Lee is an artist who makes use of 3D animation, online game engines, digital/augmented/immersive actuality platforms, machine studying and the potential of  simulation applied sciences in an effort to examine modern modes of illustration, artifice  and technical photos – culling from ideas inside science, science fiction, physics, philosophy,  and modernity. He obtained his BFA (2005) and MFA (2009) from the College of the Artwork Institute of Chicago within the USA. 

There might be a livestream featured on the Recontres Internationales Paris/Berlin web site at art-action.org/website/en/prog/22/paris/prog_live.php 

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