|+ VIRTUA SCULPTURE, THE TOYBOX CD_ROM 1995
+ 6 real-time digital environments
Commissioned for the Toybox CD-ROM, presented at the Video Positive '95 Festival, Liverpool. The work was premiered at the Tate Gallery, Liverpool on 28.4.1995
Commissioned by Moviola with support from Arts Council of England (Visual Arts Publications)
No the title is not not miss-spelled! The work loses the L at the end of Virtual to reference the Sega games like Virtua Fighting and Virtua Racing. I was trying to speculate on the coming together of the worlds of Art and Video Games through shared tools and technologies, to propose a method of practice for Art production and presentation for the future.
This work was made for the TOYBOX CD-ROM, which was showcased at the Video Positive Festival in Liverpool in 1995. The CD was premiered at the Tate Liverpool. This work consists of six virtual environments navigable in real-time from a CD-ROM. They were each constructed in Virtus Walkthrough and then put into a Macromedia Director Application to run from the CD.
Each of the six forms are constructed from the digital equivalent of found objects - scavenged from free-to-use 3D clip-art libraries found within the Virtus programme. The objects are from collections of domestic furniture, street furniture, office furniture and industrial kitchenware. They are categorised and then either stacked one on top of the other to make totems or they are placed together on a surface plane to create a tableaux. Together they form sets of Future Relics - obselete and untraceable through their encoding.
+ TOYBOX CD Cover
+ Video Positive Brochure