RICERCA

Virtual Reality

 
Ricerca VR is our newly fostered millennial child. Given the demands of physical installation work, we decided to try a virtual route. Traversing through the still rather unknown terrain of virtual reality, this digital seed was nurtured with our entire collective, The Family.

Ricerca VR was never (and still isn’t) this projects destination. We like to think this could be the natural progression of showcasing art in the modern world. Yo-Yo‘s goal has always been to have the physical installation built again. Hopefully as a VR piece, it starts a conversation of virtual reality being an artists’ tool.

Rather than shooting aliens (which we love to do), there is the potential for VR being an intermediate between ideas and physical installations.
— Steve Dabal Creative Director of The Family Collective
 
 
 
 

While Ricerca VR is no game, it presents an interesting idea of how art installations can live on in virtual space, changing our perception of a temporal-based medium into one that has the potential to live on in a digital afterlife.

Ricerca VR asks the questions, how will virtual reality be used to archive and distribute art? Will a virtual gallery system appear as the line between art and technology continue to be blurred? How can we foster the human experience that is integral in art-viewing with a medium like virtual reality? We hope Ricerca VR is a start to answering these questions.

 
 

RICERCA VR IS AVAILABLE for THE HTC VIVE

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