Die ungerahmte Welt / The Unframed World

HeK (Haus der elektronischen Künste Basel)

Sabine Himmelsbach (ed.)

Die ungerahmte Welt / The Unframed World

Virtuelle Realität als künstlerisches Medium / Virtual Reality as Artistic Medium

June 2017

96 pages, 63 colour illustrations, paperback, 17,5 x 24,5 cm

German/English

ISBN 978-3-85616-850-6

CHF 25.00 / EUR 24,00

Artistic positions using virtual reality technologies

> New perspectives on the depiction of digital pictorial worlds
> With works by Giulia Bowinkel & Friedemann Banz, Marc Lee, Rachel Rossin, Alfredo
Salazar-Caro, among others

The latest virtual-reality technologies are asserting themselves currently in the domain of the fine arts and facilitating an immersion in artificial worlds. Virtual reality is used not only to explore aes-thetic potential, but also as a critical medium for reflecting on the existential state of today’s life-world. The works presented in this publication deal with multifaceted themes, such as physical per-ception and physical laws, societal structures as well as architecture and poetry.

The essays present the works from different research perspectives, thus enabling a broad overview of current trends in a media art based on virtual reality technologies.