Jul 052017
 

     

At The start I had to lead 2 people with virtual reality and that was a new experience for me because I am learned from the teacher myself as in me being the student I am not trained to be the leader I doont really like to be thrown in the deep end like that but it is good for me and I have experienced my favourite thing ever which was inserting my own images in the virtual reality which was really cool but what was challenging was how to make the images bigger or to make the canvas of the picture like all I can see through the goggles but I am yet to figure that bit out and I have been showing other people to use the virtual reality so I am the demonstrator so I like that about what I am doing today

It is now holidays so I have 2 weeks off from dance so all I have is dadaa (Virtual Reality), volunteering, going to the gym that’s my favourite part and having a life is what I love blogging is apart of that I write it down how I feel in the moment if I am feeling a human emotion I like to write it but at dadaa lets me type but I am Ok

Jun 292017
 

As the second week of the virtual/mixed reality installation comes to an end, artists are shifting their responses to the technology. Liam is one of the 16 artists whose recurrent theme centres on relationships…

Liam and Steph splashing in the pool in Virtual Reality.

Liam and Steph jump into the pool they blowing bubbles, playing, swim. Liam Hubbard, June 27, 2017

Jun 282017
 

First thing i had sushi lunch with Michelle in Claremont and walked home and then got ready and drive to Fremantle to go to Dadaa and i had a feeling of doing what we did last week which was Virtual Reality and that was fun and a really cool experience to experience something that i don’t know others that do that so it was mind blowing

Simone got me into 2 other worlds where one was a game that i didn’t know how to play and that was scary for me because i haven’t experienced how it was displayed if it was like nintendo wii or x box i wouldn’t mind it but this is really different then before that was Google Earth and that was the same scary feeling because the earth was coming at me

Then Simone and me got talking about how life has effected me in a human and personal way so that was good and how my Tracksuit showing was and that she was coming lucky i had people coming that i knew the time now is 4:04 and now i am blogging about my Wednesday at Dadaa and Simone will drive me to the station and i can go home rocking to my beats with my beats headphones on then i will end the day like i always do and thats the LOZZA’S VITUAL REALITY WORLD DISCOVERED.

Lauren Marchbank, June 28, 2017

Jun 262017
 

 

It’s amazing and big. I love it ad it makes me feel like being in another world. I felt so amazed of being around world cause I’ve been around the world. I wonder what will happen in the future? In 2015, the Sunrise News reported that things were being made for the future. You could scroll floating things and check out the whole background on the screen.

 

Drawing and words by Sarah Pollard.

Jun 202017
 

Today the Mixed Reality project began a virtual and mixed reality experience!

Gareth on left handing Julia the virtual reality handpieces. Julia is wearing virtual reality goggles.

Gareth Lockhart trains Julia Hales to use VR hardware

With FRAME VR installing a green screen studio environment, team members were trained how to use this amazing equipment before sharing with the rest of the Mixed Reality artists.

Over the next two weeks, 12 artists will begin their experimentation with merging real, virtual and mixed realities.

They will share their new skills with children and young people from DADAA’s Artlink program over the July school holidays in DADAA’s new digital studio.

Simone Flavelle, June 20, 2017

May 212017
 

The MIXED REALITY Project commenced in February this year with the employment of Julia Hales, planning across the team and then the first large group workshop on March 1.

Currently in week 8 of phase one of the project (16 weeks in total), thirteen of the sixteen artists are collaborating to develop individual works. Their 1:1 collaborations run between 1.5 and 2hrs and include artistic skills development and creative development of at least one new work.

All 16 artists have demonstrated an active interest in developing digital art works and have been invited to participate in the project on this basis.

For this first phase of the work, collaborators are: Laura Boynes, Lincoln MacKinnon, Zoe Martyn and Simone Flavelle. Sam Fox and Tristen Parr look forward to working with several of the artists in Phase two of the project.

Artists’ work to date explores character, movement, script, film and poetry focusing on individual daily realities such as lonliness, daily patterns around the home, obsessions, moments of joy, love and friendship. Known technologies such as photography, projection and film making are being used to play with landscapes and states.

The desire to experiment with new technologies grew out of DADAA’s stARTSPEAK project and in 2014 resulted in the Australia Council funded broadcast research and development project, ROOM and in 2015/2016, the Digital Dialogues (2015/2016) project offering film and digital tools to disabled artists to test and extend their works.

Artists’ customised mobility equipment and communication tools such as powered wheelchairs and lightwriters have been welcome additions to artists’ technology toolkits and we look forward to guiding artists to utilise for fun and experimentation in their work as well as functionality.

Danny Tuckey reclines in his powered wheelchair during creative development with Laura Boynes

Once individual realities and seedling works are established the artists begin their experimentation with other realities on offer using technology and digital tools.

A four week mixed reality installation will be set up in DADAA’s Freight Gallery in June/July when we’ll be trained how to use the technology and then artists will lead children and young peoples’ workshops in the July school holidays.

The MIXED REALITY artists will extend their practice and co-design DADAA’s new digital studio when the organisation moves to it’s new premises at 92 Adelaide St Fremantle on July 12.

END

Simone Flavelle, Digital Producer, May 19, 2017