A collaboration between Kyle McDonald and Joanie Lemercier
This project took place during the ScreenLab 0x02 Art residency at Salford University in December 2012, on an invitation from Kit Turner and Elliot Woods.
French visual artist Joanie Lemercier and Brooklyn based media artist Kyle McDonald are the first artists to be invited to create work using the ‘Octave’, Virtual Reality suite.
Aether celebrates the five Platonic solids representing the elements of earth, air, water, fire and the heavens, without which there would be nothing. Using the Octave’s 14 projectors with a combination of projection mapping techniques, motion capture and wave field synthesis technologies to create an absorbing audiovisual space is to presented for and explored by a single vistor immersive single-person experience.
For images, inspiration and concepts developed during the residency, please check the tumblr page of the project: screenlabseries.tumblr.com
ScreenLab Residency is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council, the University of Salford and FIRM. ScreenLab Residency MediaCityUK 0x02 is a University of Salford project.