XR Hackathon Showcase (Exhibit / Experience)
PICA presents three new locally developed works by Perth-based artists Dung-Chuan Wen, Janet Carter and Elham Eshraghian-Haakansson. Created over a 2-day Hackathon event as part of PICA’s partnership with Frame Labs and Immerse Australia, these works present the exciting visions of artists working with AR, VR and 360 video for the first time. The new works explore a range of ideas, from bushfires and the environment, local queer histories, to the journey of a way-finder’s soul to its Creator.
Born out of a desire to provide artists, performers and other creatives with the technology and resources to explore XR, in the spirit of hackathons and game jams the artists worked over two days in small creative teams, gaining practical experience in technical setup, software/hardware requirements, rapid prototyping and workflow to create a functional prototype.
Dung-Chuan Wen (artist), Samuel Warnock (Unity developer), Cameron Whiting (3D technical artist)
Janet Carter (artist), Ajith Somangili (Unity developer), Gabriel Ibias (3D technical artist)
Elham Eshraghian-Haakansson (artist), James Ball (360 video technician), Lisa Rye (3D technical artist)
XR Hackathon Showcase
17 -19 September, 2021
Reading Room at Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA)