crescendo of ecstasy: mary sibande wows with virtual installation
ALSO READ: exhibition must-see: 20 female artists transforming stereotypes Speaking to House and Leisure from Mesh Bar at The Trumpet Building, Sibande explained that the new work saw her take on the role of conductor, working between virtual reality experts at The Digital Foundry, installation teams, seamstresses, animators and sound designers to create, 'an actual symphony', which reaches its crescendo in the space.View this post on Instagram
@marysibande’s ’A Crescendo of Ecstasy,’ presented by @tmrw_gallery combines familiar sculptural forms and figures with Virtual Reality that brings the work dramatically to life. Based on her use of alter-ego figures made in her own likeness, the piece creates an immersive environment for the viewer that can be accessed both physically and virtually, foregrounding the complex relationship between reality, fantasy and artistic imagination - #MarySibande #TMRW_Gallery #keyesartmile #TheDigitalFoundry #thekinetic #GalleryMOMO #SoloShow #VR #AR #exhibition #exhibitionopening #contemporaryart
The work is one of South Africa’s first full-scale virtual reality art installations, and we can reveal that it's also the last time we'll see a purple sculpture work from Sibande. A Crescendo of Ecstacy runs until 29 July at TMRW Gallery. For more information, check out the event’s Facebook page.