WebVR Exhibition Space
Meandering between different realities, actual, hybrid and virtual, RIXC Garden program PostSensorium reflects upon an incessant evolution of the human and “more-than-human” sensoriums conditioned by new technological advancements. Located in a triangulation between three cities – Riga (LV), Boston (US) and Karlsruhe (DE), RIXC Garden program will feature Live Greenhouse Concert from Riga; an immersive screening program by young and emerging artists from Boston; and Virtual PostSensorium room for spatial webVR experiences and networked interactions.
Virtual PostSensorium room will display the immersive web based artworks that explore and combine sensory perception and experiential practices, as well as generative media and speculative fiction to redefine sensorial apparatus and project a futuristic outlook of intertwining relationships between the actual and virtual, organic and artificial, natural and techno-social, human and more-than-human..
It will feature the Atmospheric Forest (2020) by Rasa Smite (LV) and Raitis Smits (LV); a VR/360-video that immerses the viewer into a pine tree forest affected by drought due to climate change and visualizes fragrant emissions revealing the complex relations between terrestrial and atmospheric ecosystems (http://smitesmits.com/AtmosphericForest.html).
The PostSensorium WebVR space will feature also artworks by other participating RIXC Garden artists, whose original versions are Web based VR environments or 360-video.
Rasa Smite (RIXC/LV) Artists and artworks include: Kwan Q Li (HK/US). Insomniac/Amnesiac (2021) / Pohao Chi (TW/US). Plantfluencer Gazing (2021) / Weihan Jiang (CN/US). Vacuum (2021) / Weilu Ge (CN/US) and Kelon Cen (CN/US), Feed (2021) / Ieva Viksne (LV). SYNK IN (2019) / Gustavs Lociks. Digital Compost. Spectating the Groundhog Day (2019) / Christina Vinke (DE). If Plants Could Chant (2021) / Jung Eun Lee (KR/DE). Biotope (2021).