VR Artist Denis Semionov (S1NTDNS) created XR artwork for Jean-Michel Jarre`s concert “Welcome To The Other Side”
Denis Semionov (S1NTDNS) — artist, scenography Louis Cacciuttolo — creative producer Jean-Michel Jarre — music, performer VRrOOm — production In partnership with VRChat
The artwork is made specially for JMJ New Year concert in virtual reality. Viewers find themselves on the Place Jean-Paul II in front of the Notre-Dame cathedral at night. They enter the cathedral. Inside they see a broadcast of the concert with the show and the avatar of the Jean-Michel Jarre. On the opposite side of the square there is a police department and the big zeppelin flying over the building. Inside of the zeppelin the viewers will find the studio with the broadcast of the Jean-Michel Jarre performing.
Enjoy the concert on a gigantic screen, enter each track in 360 and sip a cocktail in Zeppelin hovering above Paris!
Take a look at the interactive virtual reality exhibit of Belgrade’s street art and graffiti scene at VR-All-Art https://vrallart.com/vr-exhibitions/eg/take_3_street_art_belgrade/?fbclid=IwAR1A3XuFfQt8lsb0JjKkqHFgS2meyF6oQXerutLerhyp9UkFLTupB_6OdLo
Until 15th of April Acute Art allows to use for free the AR-sculpture of the street artist KAWS, who is known by inventing the character “Companion”. Before the COVID-19 crisis the project EXPANDED HOLIDAY was a kind of a big travel-experiement. They put almost 2 metres flying Companion in 10 places of the world, which a spectator could watch through the Acute Art app for smartphones. Because of the lockdown people almost have stopped travelling, so now you can download for your smartphone 45 cm version of the sculpture and make a photo at home. The original full sized version is available for collectors for 10 000 of dollars (25 items)
Pandemics, green focusing, shortness of time and money will make people become online at some point. Few weeks ago, I visited First Look XR Market, which took place virtually in the Museum of Other Realities, recently opened virtual museum for XR art. It turned out, that VR could be real alternative for offline human communication.
To get into the museum I needed to buy the program Museum of Other Realities in Steam. The interior of the entrance reminded an average contemporary art center with white walls and complicated curved halls. At first I chose an avatar. All avatars looked like robots, which differed in a form, a color and a name above.
Although the space was virtual I still needed to find the auditorium of the event. In the entrance hall there was a navigation desk — I had to choose the room and go along the shining line through the museum with joysticks. In my way I met “a ghost”, an avatar of the person, who wasn`t registered for the event, but went through the same rooms as me. We could see each other, but couldn`t speak and made friend requests.
conference was divided in two parts: the pitching and the market. Going
into the room, I found the stage with an avatar of a speaker on it and
the full room of spectators` avatars. The ability of speaking inside was
muted not to distract the speaker — I could speak offline, but nobody
heard. All listeners waved with their virtual hands for greeting.
Two speakers performed simultaneously from one avatar — I could hear male and female voices. Some people were tired to hold joysticks and left them on the floor — in VR they looked like persons with very long hands. At one moment the avatar of a listener napped on the floor in a very strange pose — in VR it seemed that he needed to be woken up, but its owner just took off the glasses and left offline. The behavior of some visitors told that they spoke to somebody offline. There was a bug — it turned out that some visitors didn`t see presentations (may be because of different VR devices).
After the pitch sessions everybody went to the expositional space, where every project had a room. Some rooms were designed in the style of the project, in some rooms there were installations and virtual worlds. Inside a room I could meet an artist and chat with him/her. The app had 3D surround sound, so it was loudly as in the real life. All visitors could drink virtual cocktails and make photos — every avatar had free bar inside. To make a photo I had to combine my hands as a frame — the virtual camera appeared between joysticks.
presentations and parties, the Museum of Other Realities works as a
museum — it demonstrates pieces of XR artists in Tilt Brush, Quill, 3D
etc. Finally, Museum of Other Realities — is one of the most convenient
spaces for VR communication. It seemed to me that the developers
successfully reached balance between quality and utility. The program
didn`t hang while it was used by many visitors, at the same time the
space and avatars didn`t look plain.
article uses photos and videos from the Museum of Other Realities and
materials from the conference First Look XR Market, organized by