3. Spotlight: Women in VR - Michelle Brown
By Alice Bonasio
Michelle Brown is a Brisbane-based media artist, designer, and spatial thinker whose work explores the combined digital and physical space by creating site-specific relationships between virtual media and the environment. She focuses on utilizing digital technologies to experiment with visual storytelling to transform subjects and reshape the perception of space, inviting viewers to visualize alternative realities by presenting them with the possibility of re-defining the journey they take through a look at contemporary culture and future timelines.
In the last few years, Brown has experimented with creating immersive pieces such as AR-activated prints and VR installations which have been exhibited in Los Angeles and Melbourne, Australia. She is currently showing some of her VR work at the Museum of Other Realities and preparing to launch an exhibition using VR and other interactive tech.
"Allegory of Reality" opens on Dec. 13 at West End gallery in Queensland, and is a room-scale virtual reality along with interactive projection mapping and LED lighting activation. It incorporates virtual reality, touch, sound, and projection mapping to create a focus on the impact of climate change. The piece is complemented by Brisbane composer, Taana Rose’s sound design. Playing with scale and visual juxtaposition, participants are positioned in the space to experience a virtual reality installation that includes physical object interactivity, immersing individuals into different environments.
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