Deep Dive or The Limits of Immersion: An Exhibition of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Artworks

Exhibit - Multimedia | April 5 – 26, 2018 every day | Kroeber Hall, Room 116, Worth Ryder Gallery

 Department of Art Practice

Deep Dive or The Limits of Immersion explores the possibilities and challenges of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) to shape, integrate, and confuse aspects of reality.

The eight artists included in the exhibition have created guided meditations that take the viewer through various computer generated landscapes. The liminal spaces in AR/VR present poetic imaginaries of ecology, technology, history, postcolonial thought, and disability, while creating temporal and spatial multiplicities.

At a time when consumer-grade VR equipment is just coming on the market, and AR games and apps are becoming increasingly ubiquitous, this exhibition challenges artists and viewers to engage with a potentially powerful technology, while questioning its limitations and consequences.

Co-Sponsored by the Department of Art Practice and Digital Humanities at Berkeley.

Featuring: Shezad Dawood, Asma Kazmi, Marcos Lutyens, Joe Mckay, Jill Miller, Lauren Moffatt, Greg Niemeyer, and Olivia Ting.
Curated by Asma Kazmi

Thursday, April 5th – Thursday, April 26, 2018
Exhibition Preview: April 4th & 5th, 5:30 – 7:30pm