Hyperallergic.com Review by Lenore Metrick-Chen
Artists are generally the first to explore the unique potential of new technology. For most of the modern era, theorists prioritized word over image, creating a world that is dominated by either/or constructions. But virtual reality art galvanizes what we already suspected: that we are indeed embodied in a different world in which our words have lagged behind images. Through virtual reality, images exhibit a state of affairs that previously would have been possible only as paradoxes. Virtual reality art brings us into dialogue with the global changes in our way of understanding the world. Curator and artist Christopher Manzione’s exhibition Space Between the Skies, at New York’s Apexart, includes three virtual reality installations that radically shift both the viewing experience and commonly held assumptions based on tradition binary patterns of thought. continue reading
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On Virtual Reality and Digitized Experience Including Christian Paul, Tyler Hopf, and Alfredo Salavar-Caro.