>> IRL Art Camp <<

28th of November - 4th of December, 2021

Bicentennial Campground, Marin, California

IRL Art Camp is a week-long, in person, safe gathering of VR Art Camp’s Artists and Friends in nature, in the Bicentennial Campground near Headlands. It is rooted in the virtual communal efforts of the different cohorts. We aim to facilitate the collective embodiment of these virtually lived experiences with the social aspects of virtual reality.

Schedule:

RSVP links below (or click on the dates) with further details for each day!

  • Dec 2 Thursday // Open to public

    • 2 - 4 pm Lia Sutton - “Tangential Involvement” - collaborative improvisational drawing & “Feel Flora Treatise” - proprioceptive exploration of the natural world

    • 4 pm Alicia Escott - “Wildflower Workshop”

  • Dec 3 Friday // Open to public

    • 6 pm Campfire Session: Tamar Zohara Ettun - "Lilit, the Empathic Demon / new moon trap"

    • 7 pm River Black - “Befriending the Back Body: Somatic Tools for the Whole Human”

      8 pm The Bureau of Linguistical Reality - “Word making Field Study”

  • Dec 4 Saturday // VR Art Camp Artists only

    • 6:30 - 7 pm Collaborative Performance with

      Annie Albagli, Alex Arzt, River Black, Beatriz Escobar, Judit Navratil, Lia Sutton and Connie Zheng

    • Annie Albagli closes the IRL Art Camp with her shofar

RSVP links with details

bit.ly/irlartcamp_tuesday

bit.ly/irlartcamp_thursday

bit.ly/irlartcamp_friday

Please note that all IRL Art Camp Events are partially recorded and follow the our Code of Conduct applied to in person setting. Check our COVID policies in the RSVP details! Join with a good heart and at your own risk and thank you for staying home if you feel sick. Cancellations and schedule changes may occur - RSVP to stay informed!

>> Uplift social VR into flesh & bones <<

28th of November - 4th of December, 2021

Bicentennial Campground, Marin, California

28th of November - 4th of December, 2021

Bicentennial Campground, Marin, California

IRL Art Camp connects and empowers the different cohorts of the social VR residency program which have only met and existed online. We continue our conversations about the possibilities of creating and inhabiting a communal virtual place with care and elevating the shift of our up-scaling digital existence together.

We exchange the impacts of our digitally lived experiences and conclude our year long voluntary work in a collaborative, participatory performance piece that takes place in the Gym of the Headlands Center for the Arts. The performance is an intimate closing ceremony for the VR Art Camp Artists in a digestive container for the online cacophony and avatarism.

All other events (in Bicentennial Campground and Beauty Supply, Oakland) are open for the public! You are welcome to bring a tent, your Friends, hammocks - anything that you would like to offer for this co-creation.

The reverse approach of cultivating an online group in reality helps to deepen and evolve trans-species communication. Day time is a spiritual, slow creation of the collective performance piece about a sense of kinship and connection. In the evenings, we have Campfire Sessions with workshops, participatory performances, artist talks and readings. Through these, we analyze the concept of ‘belonging’ and interconnection.

This IRL camping is the harvest and substantial manifestation of the first year of the VR Art Camp to bond our community. It is also the opportunity to strengthen its foundation and to involve artists more directly in planning for a decentralized self-sustained structure for the future.

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