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Friday 26th July 2019

A free VR art experience in Bristol

— Limina: The Virtual Reality Theatre Waterside, Unit 5 Bristol, Avon B
Take your friends and grab the opportunity of a free VR art experience in Bristol! And help with my audience engagement research.
price: Book you tickets


How do we engage with VR and VR art? How is your heart beating during the art experience? This Friday you can help to find answers to those questions. Take your friends and grab the opportunity of a free VR art experience in Bristol!

Technology is developing super-fast but we still know very little about how we engage with art that involves technology. No matter if you are new to Virtual Reality or are an experienced audience member – please come, enjoy and... help us to learn more about engagement with art and VR art.

My name is Agnieszka Wlazel, and I am a PhD researcher at the University of Leeds. I have always been interested in audience engagement with art, so I took this challenge to explore those complicated conscious and unconscious processes. I am studying audience reactions to VR art through (short) pre- and post-experience questionnaires and by collecting and analysing audience members’ physiological reactions e.g. heart beats. During art experience I will gathering the data through a wearable device (smart watch and a ring) that offers real-time physiological data collection .The recordings are made in an entirely non-invasive, non-intrusive manner by the wrist or fingers, and the data will be stored on secure password protected server by anonymous code.

Come, experience VR art and help future art and VR projects be mindful of their audiences!

IT IS FREE, but booking is required - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/vr-art-in-bristol-this-friday-2607-tickets-66457037789?aff=affiliate1

When: This Friday 26.07.2019
At 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm
You will see 3 different VR films. The whole experience will last about an hour

Limina: The Virtual Reality Theatre
Waterside, Unit 5
Bristol, Avon BS1 5UH United Kingdom

The programme:

The 500
With less than 500 individuals, the Ethiopian wolf is one of the world’s most endangered species and is on the brink of extinction. The 500 offers audiences the rare opportunity to come face to face with these amazing creatures. Learn the story of local wolf monitor Alo Hussein, who is dedicated to saving them. For him, these wolves are family. The experience was created by Bristol’s natural history VR innovators, Biome Productions

Experience a lush cloud forest on the Hawaiian island of Kauai in 1984, retracing the steps of world renowned ornithologist Dr Jim Jacobi in search of the last known ʻōʻō, an iconic black bird with yellow leg feathers and a beautiful song. Songbird presents a rare opportunity to encounter this extinct species through ‘sonic fossil’ soundscapes and breathtaking painted landscapes.

Step to the Line
Shot entirely on location in a California maximum security prison, Step to the Line is a documentary that aims to provoke a transformation in the spectator’s eyes about prisoners, the US prison system, and the spectator themselves. Step to the Line is a story of the consequences of systematic racial inequality and an exploration of the ways lives are changed when someone serves time in prison.
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