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Wednesday 27 January 2021


As part of DigiCities with BBC Academy, VR Birmingham provides insight into the latest developments in new technology.

About this Event

Join us for the New Year’s Edition of VR Birmingham with our guest speakers, Keiken Collective and Host, Taran Singh, to explore World Building in virtual reality (VR).

Regardless of whether you are a complete beginner or have years of experience in AR/VR, it’s an opportunity to share and learn about the creative opportunities AR/VR technologies present.

Along with our guest speakers and host, we will also be joined by the STEAMhouse team and academics, so we can address any question, no matter how big or small to support you in further developing your digital knowledge and skills.

About the Speakers

Keiken, is a collaborative practice, co-founded by artists Tanya Cruz, Hana Omori and Isabel Ramos in 2015, they frequently work with multiple collaborators. Based between London and Berlin, they come from mixed diasporic backgrounds (Mexican/Japanese/European/Jewish).

Keiken, Japanese for experience, create speculative worlds, merging the physical and digital, “phygital”, using moving-image, CGI, gaming software, installation, virtual/augmented reality, programming and gamified performance. Simulating new structures and ways of existing they explore how societal introjection governs the way we feel, think and perceive.

Recent projects include Metaverse Womb for Creamcake 3HD, HAU, Berlin (2020), solo exhibition Augmented Empathy, FACT, Liverpool (2020) and performance with FACT x Ars Electronica, We are at the end of something for Yerevan Digital Biennial (2020) and Mira.Mov, Ideal, Barcelona (2020), Feel My Metaverse with gamified performance for transmediale at HKW, Berlin (2020), Mind, Body and Screen, Block Universe (2020), Feel(s) 360 for Image Behaviour at ICA, London (2019) and Feel My Metaverse in collaboration with George Jasper Stone for Jerwood Art’s Collaborate!, London (2019), Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt (2020) and for König Galerie’s The Artist Is Online (2020).