>> IRL Art Camp 2023 <<

28 October 2023

VR Art Camp’s in person camping in Bodega Dunes Campground

We are super excited to invite you to the public sessions of our second flesh and bones gathering!


11-1:30 pm

Collective Kite and Tent/Blob Flying and making with Jasmine Zhang and Judit Navratil

3-5:30 pm

Afternoon activations with artists:

Quinn Keck brings their poetry oracle deck and create a group spell

Selby Sohn with Blanca Bercial and Crystal Lee Stone - Performance

Kelley O'Leary - Guided Time Travel meditation

Danielle Siembieda - Surprise Talk

Lia Sutton - Collaborative drawing / art making

River Black and Beatriz Escobar - Participatory Performance

Saturday Public DAYTIME Activations

We gather on the sand by the Ocean near the DAY USE Parking Lot

Bodega Dunes Day Use Parking Lot opens at 8am and closes 30 min after at sunset. The day use fee is $8.00 per vehicle. No dogs or fires on the beach to help snowy plover.

Bodega Dunes Boardwalk/Easy access ramp is CLOSED due to storm damage

Camping Overnight

While we can’t guarantee to accommodate you in our campsites, we’d love you to join us overnight for the Campfire Sessions, Full Moon Beach Walk, morning stretching with Trees and hike to Mussel Point! Bring your gears (tent) just in case, and let’s see if we have any openings. Salt Point State Park Campground often has empty, last minute sites! (10 min drive)



11-1:30 pm Kite Making by the Ocean (near the daytime parking lot)

1:30 pm Check-in, arrival, pitch your tent

3 pm Opening of IRL Art Camp

3-5:30 pm Afternoon activations by the Ocean (near the daytime parking lot)

6-8 Potluck Dinner at Judit's site #86

8-10 Campfire Offerings with Anne Lesley Selcer and Cynthia O. Day

10 Full Moon Ocean Walk


8:30 - 9:30 Stretching and slow dance with Trees

9:30-11:30 Hike towards Mussel Point

12 Check out

IRL Art Camp is a day & night to celebrate our phygital connections; a gathering of VR Art Camp’s Artists and Friends in nature, in the Bodega Dunes Campground. 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.

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. We will have Blob Tales and Tent Flying, kites, and plan to have workshops, participatory performances, artist talks in the dunes near the Ocean, and Campfire (if possible). Through these, we analyze the concept of ‘belonging’ and interconnection.

>> Uplift social VR into flesh & bones <<

IRL Art Camp connects and empowers the different cohorts of the social VR residency program which mostly only have met and existed online. We continue our conversations about the possibilities of creating and inhabiting this communal virtual place with care and elevating the shift of our up-scaling digital existence together. We exchange the impacts of our phygitally (the entwined digital and physical) lived experiences and conclude the online cacophony and avatarism in a digestive container. IRL camping is the harvest and substantial manifestation of the 3 years of VR Art Camp to bond our community.


Campsites are reserved with the support of the AltEx Grant from Southern Exposure. Thank you!

IRL Art Camp is being organized by Judit Navratil and supporting friends. It is all volunteer-run. We appreciate all your offerings! Camping and joining our activations are free (limited camping spots). Unfortunately, our budget doesn't cover fees for artists, traveling or parking costs, or food. A day-use fee is $8/vehicle.

Photo credit: Eric Ruby


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