A COLOSSAL WAVE is a multi-location mixed reality art installation exploring human impact. It brings AR and VR into a public art context.
It's the result of a creative collaboration between UK artists and Canadian artists Presstube & Dpt. with the audio by Headspace Studio.
The team set out to put creativity into the hands of the public - celebrating user generated art - created digitally in the form of 'Voicefruit' and physically in the form of a gong sculpted by a thousand bowling balls.
INDOORS, people put on VR headsets and are invited to stand around a sculpture which in VR is an interactive portal to the outside world. They sing to create 3D generative art.
OUTDOORS, visitors stand under 4 VR umbrellas and wait for a 5th member of the public to climb a tower and drop a bowling ball from a great height onto a gong target. When the ball meets the gong, it triggers a virtual COLOSSAL WAVE that rages over the 4 VR umbrellas.
Experience the creation of Voice Fruit in the Jacuzzi of Despair in your own living room with A Colossal Wave's AR app. For Android and IOS.
A Colossal Wave is co-commissioned by the British Council, in partnership with the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership and Hull UK City of Culture 2017, with support from the GREAT Britain campaign, Canadian High Commission, Phi Centre and the BFI Vision Awards.