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Nature / Unnature

The Nature / Unnature VR exhibit includes:

• "Dreams of Dali" from The Dali Museum.

• "Morphogenesis" from Can Buyukberber and Yagmur Uyanik.

•  Artists from the Google Tilt Brush Artist in Residency Program, on hand with live demos of their work.

Dreams of Dali

The Dali Museum of St. Petersburg, Florida partnered with award-winning advertising agency Goodby Silverstein & Partners to create a stunning virtual reality rendition of Dalí’s 1935 painting “Archaeological Reminiscence of Millet’s ‘Angelus.’” “Dreams of Dali” drops the viewer onto a vast desert full of dreamlike oddities, allowing us to explore the world of the Surrealist master in 360 degrees. “Dreams of Dali” premiered as part of the 2016 exhibition “Disney and Dalí: Architects of the Imagination,” in a collaboration with the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco. The award-winning VR experience has garnered visitor acclaim, online praise and international recognition through a multitude of industry awards, including the prestigious Cannes Cyber Lion GOLD; a  Webby People’s Voice award; and a Facebook Silver award for Innovation, among others.


Featured artists Can Buyukberber and Yagmur Uyanik present their original VR content on March 18 at Luminary.

Can is an independent visual artist & director specializing in digital visual arts, motion graphics design and audio/visual performances. Studied Physics and Visual Communication Design in Istanbul, Turkey. Currently studying at San Francisco Art Institute's Art and Technology MFA program as a Fulbright Grantee and working on immersive experiences using sound, light and space. His works have been exhibited in Europe and Northern America including large scale a/v projects at Signal Light Festival (CZ), International Digital Arts Biennial (CAN), IX Immersion Experience Symposium (CAN), Currents New Media Festival (US).

Yagmur Uyanik is an architect, coder, and sound designer who has had work presented at festivals and events worldwide. She is in San Francisco on a Fulbright, studying at SFAI, completing graduate studies in art and technology. She is a frequent collaborator with Can Buyukberber, and has provided the audio component of several of their works, including the immersive VR environment Morphogenesis. Her work with Joey Verbeke is also part of the March 2017 Luminary exhibit of new works.

Can Buyukberber

Tilt Brush by Google

Google has been working closely with more than 60 artists to help them explore their style in virtual reality as part of the Tilt Brush Artist in Residence program (AiR). Coming from a wide range of disciplines, these graffiti artists, painters, illustrators, graphic designers, dancers, concept artists, creative technologists and cartoonists have all brought their passion and talent to create some amazing art with Tilt Brush.

Tilt Brush Resident Artist:

Steve Teeple (better known as Teeps) is a digital artist from Oakland, California. Teeps has been part of the Google Tilt Brush Artists-in-Residency Program since its inception. He'll be doing live demos of Tilt Brush at Luminary on March 18 on theVive platform, sharing the creation of immersive VR live and in real time. 

Learn more and view their work at www.tiltbrush.com/air

Fistful of Stars

Fistful of Stars is the first multidimensional view into space in virtual reality using photorealistic simulations of the iconic imagery from the Hubble Space Telescope. The experience was initially completed by Eliza and The Endless Collective as the visual accompaniment to The Hubble Cantata, a musical work by composer Paola Prestini and librettist Royce Vavrek. The project premiered in 2016 at the Prospect Park Bandshell in Brooklyn as a part of the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival. Over 6,000 audience members journeyed together through the Orion Nebula in this stunning feat of collective VR.