Alex & Justin: THIS IS TOMORROW - Art Collector

Alex & Justin, This is Tomorrow (production image), 2018, VR, duration: 7 minutes. Courtesy of The Artist and Galerie pompom, Sydney.

THIS IS TOMORROW is a seven-minute Virtual Reality (VR) work which blends live-action 360-degree photography and computer generated animation. The work delivers a site-specific response to its installation at Galerie pompom with the promise of Outer Space travel. THIS IS TOMORROW remediates the interstellar ambitions of the 20th century within the confines of a contemporary VR ‘experience’. It calls upon the Pop Art space-collages of Richard Hamilton and the extraterrestrial sonnets of Frank Sinatra. THIS IS TOMORROW takes its name from the ‘Group 2’ installation at the Whitechapel Art Gallery in 1956, as a retroactive testament to the future.

Dr Alex Munt is a Senior Lecturer in Media Arts & Production in the School of Communication, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences at UTS. Justin Harvey is a PhD candidate at UNSW School of Art & Design.

Performance: Nicholas Hope
VR Consultant and Animation: Greg Ferris

Exhibition Opens: 6pm-8pm, Wednesday 7 February 6-8pm
Exhibition Closes: 4 March 2018
Location: Galerie pompom, 2/27-39 Abercrombie Street, Chippendale NSW 2008.
Website: www.galeriepompom.com
Contact: 0430 318 438
Email: samantha@galeriepompom.com
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