In the group exhibition Virtual Dioramas six Dutch artists signal how to redefine the traditional line between old and new media. The three-dimensional scenes combining virtual tableaux vivants, handmade miniatures and design, are featured in theRoom at the Top and Eye’s Project Space.
Jasper de Beijer – The Exhibition, De Beijer used 3D scans of objects found in several colonial and ethnographic museums. The virtual exhibition of tableaux vivants that are continuously developed and dismantled as the visitor is moving around in the exhibition space, reflects our changing perception of the other.
Daniël Ernst – Die Fernweh Oper (winner Golden Calf 2019). Three scenes about opera star Asteria who sings a haunting elegy especially for you. Since 2013, Ernst is creating VR experiences that he describes as 'diorama's'. With his diorama's he is now internationally recognized as a pioneer in his field. Premiere of the third scene of the Fernweh Oper (winner Golden Calf award Nederlands Film Festival 2019).
Celine Daemen – Opera of the Falling. A virtual reality opera and a series of handmade miniatures about loneliness and a sadness that can suddenly overwhelm us; inspired by interviews with people with psychiatrical vulnerabilities.
Eva Gonggrijp – On Entre. Gonggrijp”s grandmother built her a doll”s house, an almost perfect replica of her own home. A large part of her grandmother”s concealed colonial past, the things she lost and the things she dreamt about are reflected in the doll”s house.
Lotje van Lieshout – Superfund. Lotje van Lieshout makes oil paintings of landscapes, in this case an imaginary polluted nature area in the US and combines this with virtual reality.
Paula Strunden – Micro-Utopia: The Imaginary Potential of Home. Micro-utopia is based on Utopian interiors, historical paintings and contemporary design, created in reaction to the current housing crisis in London.
Virtual Reality productions are an increasingly important element of the contemporary film experience. Eye has created a new programme, Xtended, to focus on VR. In Xtended, you’re not confronted with the flat surface of a film screen. You move around virtually in 3D through a designed space that surrounds and immerses you on all sides.