FAB Gallery, University of Alberta, February 21 – March 18, 2023
Know Thyself as a Virtual Reality is an exhibition of seven new virtual reality artworks made using personal data (such as medical, biometric, and social media data) as part of the broader KTVR project. Five of the VR works are created by invited artists and two of the works have been made by an interdisciplinary team at the University of Alberta. All artists in the exhibition invite visitors to explore and question the different virtual worlds they have created, placing their own bodies and embodied experience of being digitized at the centre. Each artist experimented with digital technologies, many working with experts at the Peter S Allen MR Research Centre at the University of Alberta to acquire high-resolution magnetic resonance (MR) scan datasets of their diverse bodies to feature in their VR artworks.
For two of Oliver’s piece, Your Data Body and My Data Body, Audio Games Lab team members Scott Smallwood, Catherine Bevan, Mari Alice Conrad, and Thomas Powell co-composed the sound design and music, as well as custom code and interactivity.