Not satisfied with just small scale in-person and online options, Carlow Arts Festival Festival Director Jo Mangan approached Artist/Designer/Coder Ciara del Grosso to imagine the festival in the virtual world. The result is epic. You imagine it, and it can happen. Want to fly high above the site and get a birds eye view? You can. Want your avatar to dance beside others in close proximity while shouting in each other’s ear over the music? You can.
The festival campus is situated in an imaginary version of the usual festival site at Carlow College between VISUAL and the Cathedral and also features the interior of the former Braun site. Digital art, film and sound projects that are part of both Woman in the Machine and the broader festival offering are available to view/experience in the virtual festival campus.
Join us for a walkthrough/tour, curated talks and meet and greet opportunities throughout the festival beginning with a guided tour on Thursday 3rd June – details below.
Content of curated talks with all our avatars will be broadcast via the Carlow Arts Festival website.
For further info about access please click link to instructions here.
Events in our Virtual Festival Campus
Come join us in our Virtual Carlow Arts Festival Campus live in Altspace VR. Meet and talk to people in real time, see art works from Woman In The Machine, light fireworks and even dance in our DJ area. This is as close to the real festival experience that you can get right from your very own home – except here you can also fly! As well as being the venue for 2d films, sound installations, VR films and art works, we will be hosting numerous talks in the Virtual Festival Campus over the course of the festival.
Altspace can be accessed in a few different ways. The best experience is in 360° through a VR headset, but if that’s not an option you can also try 2D mode on a PC or a (new) Mac. For anyone who can’t access Altspace, all of the events will be streamed onto theCarlow Arts Festival Youtube channel live.
Carlow Arts Festival Virtual Festival Campus
featuring Woman in the Machine (Braun) Virtual Site
A collaboration between Carlow Arts Festival and VISUAL
Director: Jo Mangan
Designer: Ciara Del Grosso
Coordinator: Christina Quill
Consultant: Camille Donegan
Cameras: Carlos Austin, Andre Burr, Ryan Wright