03.09 | 16:00
For some years Virtual Reality has been making its way into artistic practice. Artists from all fields, including painting, sculpture and performance art, discover the medium for their work. The virtual space allows artists to work surrounded by a blank space where physical laws do not apply. In her talk, Berlin-based curator Tina Sauerlaender introduces the history of immersion, the development of the medium of virtual reality and its application in the field of visuals arts. She will speak about her experience as an international VR art curator, introduce her projects and Radiance VR, an international platform for artistic VR experiences that she co-founded.
Tina Sauerlaender is an art historian, curator, speaker and writer based in Berlin. She focuses on the impact of the digital and the internet on individual environments and society as well as on virtual reality in visual arts. She is Artistic Director of the VR ART PRIZE by DKB in Cooperation with CAA Berlin. With her independent exhibition platform peer to space she has been curating and organizing international group shows since 2010, e.g. The Unframed World. Virtual Reality as Artistic Medium for the 21st Century at HeK Basel in 2017. She is Co-founder of Radiance VR, an international online platform and research database for virtual reality experiences in visual arts. Together with curator Erandy Vergara she developed the exhibition series Critical Approaches in Virtual Reality Art and realized projects like Envisioning the Future. Other World Perspectives in Virtual Reality Art (Halcyon Arts Lab, Washington, DC, 2018) or Speculative Cultures. A Virtual Reality Art Exhibition (Kellen Gallery, Parsons/The New School, New York, 2019). She is the Founder of the SALOON, an international network for women working in art (active in 10 cities). She is a PhD Candidate at The University of Art and Design Linz, Austria. Her research topic is artistic self-representation in digital art. She gave talks on Virtual Reality & Art at re:publica (Berlin), ZKM (Karlsruhe), New Inc (New York), Kunsthalle (Munich), University of Applied Arts (Vienna), Digifest (Toronto), Technical University (Prague) or Roehrs & Boetsch (Zurich).