From September 29 to October 15, the virtual and mixed reality installation “Enter New Babylon” will be on display at IMPAKT.
Enter New Babylon is a virtual reality project that explores the possibilities and limits of a future world for creative nomads. Put on your headphones and step into the elusive world of New Babylon. It is the home of the Homo Ludens (the playing man) and was conceived in the 1960s by the Dutch painter Constant Nieuwenhuys (1920-2005). Young, activist spoken word artists and designers reflect on the New Babylon project through virtual and mixed reality in a theatrical installation consisting of four ‘experiences’.
For more information, visit the project page.
For this project at IMPAKT we need volunteers to receive the guests, help set up the VR glasses, monitor them while they are in the experience and guide the guests in and out of the experiences . This guidance is necessary because it concerns a mixed reality, which means that some objects do not only exist in the virtual world, but also as real objects.
We need three people per day, from 12-5pm Wednesday to Sunday, October 28-15. We prefer to work with a pool of volunteers who can each work for a few days so that Ruben Coers, the floor manager, does not have to keep briefing the team. Having said that, don’t let that hold you back from volunteering :)
Volunteer fee is 25€/ 5-hour shift.
We will be holding a try-out on Tuesday 27 September and a preview on Wednesday 28th, which is a good time to come by and experience the four experiences in the installation for yourself.
You can let us know if you are available to run a shift via this LINK.
We look forward to seeing you there!