VR Art Camp SHOW & TELL
with Alex Arzt, Liat Berdugo and Elena Dao Jing Yu
Experience being in a virtual art piece while engaging in a conversation with the artist!
Please join our December Show & Tell in the Art Camp Commons in Mozilla Hubs*, when resident artists give a 25 min tour in their VR studios that they’ve built during their residency.
14-15:30 pm PST // Meet you in the Art Camp Commons:
13:45-14 Warm Up Exercise - learn how to move around
14-14:15 Welcome intro in Art Camp Commons
14:15-14:40 Liat Berdugo
14:40-15:05 Elena Dao Jing Yu
15:05-15:30 Alex Arzt
If this is your first time in Mozilla Hubs, please join our warm up exercise 15 minutes before the Show & Tell at 13:45 pm PST! We'll show you the basic technical skills so you can participate in the event the most comfortably. Fast internet and computer (with a mouse ;) can make a difference in your experience. Safari doesn’t support Mozilla so please use Firefox or Chrome!
Here is a video that helps to navigate in the Art Camp Commons: https://youtu.be/X-xExAiofHA
Art Camp is a homesome social VR art residency and gathering, an alternative to our many missing social events. Womxn and underrepresented artists investigate the possibilities of creating and inhabiting a communal place with care that is accessible both on a browser and in virtual reality. The residency accumulates in the Show & Tell on the last Sundays of every second month.
ABOUT our December ‘21 Cohort:
Rooted in a connection to place and material explorations, Alex Arzt facilitates connections between human and nonhuman spaces by creating projects in the form of publications, interactive objects, workshops, group performances, lectures, videos, and experimental gardens. From 2018-2021, she was an Affiliate Artist at The Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, CA. She runs a Risograph press called A Magic Mountain, and her publishing projects are in the collections of libraries such as Stanford, Getty Research Institute, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2018, she was awarded grants from The Puffin Foundation and The East Bay Community Foundation towards the completion of The Positions and Situations Project book series. She earned a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and has since attended residencies at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, PLAYA Summer Lake, Hambidge Center, A-Z West, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Mildred’s Lane, and This Will Take Time. She is currently a lecturer at UC Davis’ Department of Art and Art History and has taught at UC Berkeley, San Francisco Art Institute, and VCU.
Liat Berdugo is an artist and writer whose work investigates embodiment, labor, and militarization in relation to capitalism, technological utopianism, and the Middle East. Her work has been exhibited and screened at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco), MoMA PS1 (New York), Transmediale (Berlin), V2_Lab for the Unstable Media (Rotterdam), and The Wrong Biennale (online), among others. Her writing appears in Rhizome, Temporary Art Review, Real Life, Places, and The Institute for Network Cultures, among others, and her latest book is The Weaponized Camera in the Middle East (Bloomsbury/I.B.Tauris, 2021). She is one half of the art collective, Anxious to Make, and is the co-founder of the Living Room Light Exchange, a monthly new media art series. Berdugo received an MFA from RISD and a BA from Brown University. She is currently an associate professor of Art + Architecture at the University of San Francisco. Berdugo lives and works in Oakland, CA.
ELENA DAO JING YU
Elena Dao Jing Yu is an interdisciplinary artist living in Joshua Tree and Oakland, CA. Her practice is currently focused on weaving together memory, history, and speculative fiction to explore social, spiritual and scientific relationships between objects, humans, and ecology. Elena's mother and grandmother taught her to sew, knit, and crochet at a young age, and she continues these crafts through a thread of her practice that includes one-of-a-kind garments as well as custom sewing and mending commissions. She has exhibited, performed and hosted workshops at Real Pain (NY), Olympia (NY), the Hammer Museum (LA), the wulf (LA), Royal NoneSuch Gallery (Oakland), Dream Farm Commons (Oakland), the Beatnik Lounge (Joshua Tree), the Glass Outhouse Art Gallery (Wonder Valley), and numerous other artist-run spaces. As an arts organizer, she is currently the Programming Manager for High Desert Test Sites/A-Z West, where she has worked since 2016. Her arts organizing emphasis is on developing public programs and exhibitions that consider and care for all aspects of a community ecosystem; bringing together local residents, artists, partnering organizations, and sites around experimental contemporary art. Elena received her BA in Art from University of California.
Space is limited to 21 active participants. As a Room Guest, you may engage in conversation with the artists after the presentations. In case the room is full, you can still watch the event from the Lobby, which is limited for viewing only. Please arrive on time in order to be our Room Guest! (Link will be sent upon registration)
Your generous donations support the collective labor of Art Camp artists and to maintain our gatherings, but no-one turned away for lack of funds. NOTAFLOF
Poster includes images by Alex Arzt, Liat Berdugo, Miriam Simun and Elena Dao Jing Yu. Collage made by Judit Navratil.
*Mozilla Hubs is accessible with or without VR headsets, simply in your browser (computer, phones, tablets etc.) - best on Firefox.
Use these keys for navigation:
Arrow keys or
WS (move forward-back)
AD (move left-right)
cursor or QE for rotation
holding SHIFT makes your move faster
press G to enable flying mode (and don’t get stuck on 3D objects)
or find further info here: https://hubs.mozilla.com/docs/hubs-controls.html
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