For the First Time Ever, Virtual Reality to Be Part of Art Fair Philippines

See the work-in-progress by Issay Rodriguez.

( Technology, specifically virtual reality and augmented reality, continues to change the way we experience things. Gaming has gone beyond pressing buttons on a joystick and into walking, running, and jumping in a virtual world teeming with zombies just by wearing a virtual reality (VR) headset. Mobile phones now use augmented reality (AR) to "change" your surroundings and simulate another world, taking role-playing games to new heights. And soon, VR and AR technologies will be making their way into the arts through Issay Rodriguez's project for Art Fair Philippines 2020. The much-awaited arts festival is taking place from February 21 to 23, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at The Link in Makati City.

Not much has been revealed about the work-in-progress, except for the fact that viewers will be immersed in a beehive-like environment through VR and AR.
PHOTO Courtesy of art/n23

It's hard to imagine right now, but this rendering is part of the augmented reality installation that will be revealed through Rodriguez's project for Art Fair Philippines 2020.
PHOTO Courtesy of Issay Rodriguez

Rodriguez's work draws inspiration from the life of bees, which will immerse the audience in a simulated and interactive beehive-like environment. For the technical side of things, she worked with artist Raha Rodriguez for visual rendering, .G/FK/DS, a multimedia duo specializing in motion graphics and 3D animation; and Imagine Realities Studios for the VR and AR technology. The project is curated by Sandra Palomar of art/n23.

Watch this video by Art+ magazine for a special preview:

Art Fair Philippines 2020 runs from February 21 to 23 at The Link, Parkway Drive, Ayala Center, Makati City. Tickets, priced at P350, are available through Art Fair Philippines’ website.

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