Volverium is the kinetic VR installation made by new media artist Thijs Biersteker in collaboration with Jacco Gardner’s upcoming album. The enchanting planetarium-like installation opens a world of new perspectives (in a world that is getting less perspective) and can transport you to the middle of it, using the live streaming VR at its core.
It's kinetic motion and colour changes are in sync with the rhythmic and mystic feel of the music performance and will transport you into a network of visuals and colored lights, that will provoke new and unique points of view everywhere you look. The installation is supported by the Creative Industries Fund NL and built together with: Casper van de Meer, Kees Pattel and Melanie Kool.
Volverium is brought to you by the Innovation Lab (work title) of unit Sports & Culture. Opening in August 2018 as one of the spaces at S&C’s newly built Playground, the Innovation Lab will be the place to design, create, invent, realize and innovate. The aim is to have initiatives and products developed by students become an example and inspiration to the academic community. And with that, hold a leading place for innovation and creation within the artistic disciplines on the campus. From the opening onward the Innovation Lab will be a catalyst and a sheet anchor for innovation in digitalization, robotization, technology and other new techniques within the artistic and crafts disciplines.
New Media artist Thijs Biersteker will be the Innovation Lab’s first ‘artist in residence’. The collaboration starts in September and we are looking forward to a unique partnership.