Royal Academy of Arts has recently created a special 360-degree online experience for its Ai Weiwei exhibition, back in 2016. Now, they will be working with the artists to explore the latest technologies for an exhibition in partnership with HTC VIVE which will be known as From Life. Royal Academy of Arts is currently experimenting with virtual reality and is trying to create a new artwork for the exhibition using artistic software programs like MakeVR Pro of Google Tilt Brush.
The exhibition will showcase the making of these new artworks and potential of future artistic applications of virtual and augmented reality. Tim Marlow (Artistic Director of the Royal Academy of Arts) told that this is an experimental project which will explore everything from artistic process to technological evolution and creative collaboration. The company will also be Working with Factory 42 (immersive content studio) and is been commissioned by Google Arts and Culture to create VR experience looking for artists practices.
Victoria Chang, Director of VIVE Arts & Culture said,” The company aims at enabling, cultivating and preserving creations with virtual reality in the arts. The company sees From Life exhibition as the opportunity to enable some of the UK’s leading artists to explore the creative potential of Vive’s room-scale VR technology. The content will be published on the VIVEPORT (company’s global VR app store).
From Life, the exhibition will run from 11th December 2017 to 11th March 2018.