A Matter of Orientation is a narrative expansive Virtual Reality (VR) installation extending Edward Said’s critique of Orientalism to examine how historical objects translate across time, space and digital realities.
The project uses video taken from San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum of its oriental artifact collection. The 2D footage is transformed into 3D models through AI and placed in a VR environment. Combining these technologies engenders new aesthetic forms while generating meanings not there before.
Zhiwan Cheung (US), Oksana Kryzhanivska (CA)
As an artist, educator and podcaster, Zhiwan uses his work to search for a critical understanding of an impossible homecoming. Oksana is a sculptor working with interactive 3D art with a passion for embodied experiences, AR and Web3. Their artworks investigate our norms of perception and invite us to form new notions of the human body.