Quintessence Dome Lab Award Ceremony Award ceremony/ curated visit to the winner installation/ panel discussion. QUINTESSENCE DOME LAB is a 4 weeks artist residence organized by Espronceda, Institute of Art and Culture (IMMENSIVA) in collaboration with Mira Festival, UCA, MEET Digital Center Milan, Helsinki XR Centre and with the funding of Institut Ramon Llull. The participants will create an immersive project in different teams. In this ceremony the winner will be announced and the work showcased in a live connection.

Late Night Party.
The Glad Scientist and TribeXR

Live Music/ VR experience/ performance The Glad Scientist, is an innovative genre pushing virtual reality artist and musician. He is based in Osaka, however his work is known worldwide. His work includes live Audio Visual performances incorporating EKG technology, VR, and more: VR DJ dance party Sponsored by TribeXR will be a fun addition to the dome allowing a place to break free, dance, and enjoy the talents of worldwide Virtual Reality DJ’s.

Performer: Anna Pompermaier (AT), Project Artists: Cenk Guzelis (AT), Josecarlos Florez (PE), Mohsen Hazrati (IR)

A xenotransplantative skin Live Performance/ Digital interaction The xenotransplantative skin project behaves as a digital skin that interfaces human and non-human entities to change spatial perception, create sensual friction, construct a self-image through detachments from bodily self and a space of negotiation between the self and the other self, oscillating between virtual and physical.

LGM#2” Quadrature (GE), “Temazcalli” Josecarlos Florez (PE), “Simulacrum” María Almena (ES), “ABVXHMN” Cenk Güzelis, Anna Pompermaier, Burkart Schwaighofer, “RTTT” Mohsen Hazrati (IR), “A fourth dimensional travel guide” Kris Pilcher (US).

The Gaia Hypothesis Exhibition / Curated visit by artists and curator “Amazonia” is a collective exhibition curated by Alejandro Martín that goes from the sounds coming from space to the earth to Mesoamerican indigenous ceremony. Combining ritualistic dance with interactive screens and AR/VR experiences, Amazonia speaks to the current pandemic situation where the Ecosystem rules over humans, altering the dynamics of the Anthropocene era. The Amazon is burning by human actions and at the same time the power of Nature has the ability to re-initiate the “game” following the Gaia hypothesis.

Kris Pilcher (US), Cenk Guzelis (AT), Josecarlos Florez (PE), Quadrature (DE) and Mohsen Hazrati (IR), Curated by Santeri Suominen (FI)

“Stargazer” is a hybrid deeply participatory installation, which consists of two complementary and connected parts: a globally accessible mysterious virtual reality world in Mozilla Hubs and a spherical projection site in Barcelona. It encourages attendees into spatial exploration and deep engagement, to traverse a border between a virtual and physical world and connect with someone on the other side: Ars Electronica visitors from around the world can meet and interact with local people in Barcelona by visiting the space in Mozilla Hubs and interacting with its elements, and vice versa, Barcelona locals can interact with an international audience by visiting the dome projection site and engaging with its elements.