BBC WORLD SERVICE
BBC World Service visited Herrick Gallery to speak to creative technologist Tom Szirtes and artist Iain Nicholls who's work features in the current exhibition LUDIC + VEIL as well as the gallery Director Alice Herrick. The focus of discussion was around the virtual reality installation VEIL, produced in collaboration between Szirtes and Nicholls. The exhibition also includes work by Aly Helyer and Joel Tomlin.
VEIL is an innovative art installation that uses virtual reality (VR) technologies to transport visitors into an alternate reality where they can experience art in new and extraordinary ways, and in the process subvert the gallery experience. VEIL is a site-specific piece that explores the concepts of recursion, alternate realities and space referencing the works of Diego Velazquez, Casper David Fredrick, Hans Holbein and early pioneers of film and is a collaboration between the artist Iain Nicholls and creative technologist Tom Szirtes.
LUDIC + VEIL
8 October - 21 November 2015