LI ALIN

V.DREAM

© Pascale Maeder

a virtual reality installation performance

in collaboration with: Ulf Langheinrich (sound environment) and Michael Saup (generator) and Nadine Bors (agent and performer)

V.DREAM is a Virtual Reality installation using the technological potential of sound and visual immersion of VR to induce the natural phenomenon of lucid dreaming (a dream where we are conscious that we dream).

Close your eyes. Put your headset on. Let the V.DREAM generator send complex pulsating lights patterns, colors and sounds to your brain and enjoy the uniqueness and richness of your perceptual world, memory and vision.

public events

the best VR is in us

‘I see hillside, rocks and the sun and now pulsating diamonds’.

Lily, artist

‘I feel in a spaceship making an interstellar trip’.

Kirstin, journalist

‘I am getting higher and higher now moving through patterns’.

Mik, architect

‘I am laying on the water, it feels like the mattress is moving’.

Jonas, musician

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about the experience

In a calm space, you’re first being introduced to the session you’re going to undergo. The V.DREAM personell will guide you through the process. Each session is personalized, which means one person controls the settings of the modes manually on the computer and the other person will talk you though the process and the outcome of experiences.

After lying down comfortably on the bed, you are about to relax with the headset on. The V.DREAM machine starts it’s programme with pulsating lights patterns, colors which you will experience with open or closed eyes and sound.

The effect of using the V.DREAM machine makes your conscious and unconscious perception alive. With the ability to use your thoughts, memories, associations and visions you enter into a hallucinatory, dreamlike environment where nothing is as it seems. Feeling like ‘flying in space’, ’deep under water’ or ‘walking through the fields’ your senses creates new environments and dreams lead by your own personality.

V.DREAM creates a space for experience in which you feel safe and adventurous. Your own ‘kopfkino’ produces images, feelings and sensations you’ve never expected. You’ll experience a different and at the same time sensitive event which goes beyond the limits of your conscious perception.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: V.DREAM is not recommended for pregnant women, people with epilepsy and those under 16 years of age.

biography

Li Alin is an artist in the field of visual art and new media. Since 1995, her interdisciplinary production deals with re-narrating possible futures. In V.DREAM she propose an environment where the VR technology is used to amplify our natural potential for Lucid Dreaming.

She worked with, among others: Société of Art and Technologies (Montréal), Recombinant Media Labs, (San Francisco), Parc d’Aventures Scientifiques (Mons), European Media Arts Festival (Osnabrück), Canon Art Lab (Tokyo), Musée Ludwig (Cologne), Inter Society for Electronic Arts (Paris), Festival du nouveau cinéma (Montréal), ZKM, Center for Arts and New Medias (Karlsruhe), and the Canadian Cultural Centre (Paris).

Her previous project, Enter Me Tonight (EMT) is a Virtual Reality Installation. It has been presented at the Haus der Elektronischen Künste in Basel, at Cynetart in Dresden, at REpublica in Berlin and at Digifest in Toronto. Her new VR installation V.DREAM premiered internationally in June 2018 at the Digital Biennial in Montreal and was presented in several European and U.S festivals.

Li Alin is co-founder and co-director of Real Art Estate (RAE), an experimental interdisciplinary Art Land project that question gentrification and the fragmentation of knowledge situated 50km from Berlin.

Ulf Langheinrich is a visual artist and composer. His work is mainly concerned with non-narrative environments and performances focusing on a specific approach to time, space and body.

In 1991, he and Kurt Hentschlaeger founded the Media-Art duet GRANULAR-SYNTHESIS and have realized for more than a decade a number of international large scale projects including MODELL5, NOISEGATE and POL. They exhibited and performed at the Museum for applied Arts ICA London, Hull Time based Art, MAK Vienna, Museums of Contemporary Arts of Lyons, Montreal and Seoul, The Stedelijk Museum, Kunstverein Hanover, ISEA Montreal and Liverpool, ICC Tokyo, Creative Time New York and the Austrian Pavilion at the Venice Biennial 2001. GRANULAR-SYNTHESIS received an Austrian state stipendium, a PS1 stipendium and the first prize of the International Biennial in Nagoya.

He also has been appointed to teach in the most prestigious schools in Europe (HGB University for Graphics and Book Design, Leipzig, FH Salzburg and Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains in Tourcoing), as well as in Australia (RMIT in Melbourne) and China (Hong Kong City University School of Creative Media and China University of Art in Hangzhou). In 2016 he was appointed Artistic Director of the festival CynetArt, based in Dresden.

Michael Saup is an artist, musician and filmmaker. He has acted as professor of digital media art at HfG/ZKM University in Germany and as the founding director of the Oasis Archive of the European Union. He is the co-founder of the Open Home Project, a humanitarian initiative to help people being affected by the Fukushima nuclear crisis in Japan. Amongst others, his work has been awarded by the Ars Electronica and the UNESCO Commission. Michael Saup’s work focuses on the underlying forces of nature and society; an ongoing research into what he calls the “Archaeology of Future”. During the 1990s he developed a reputation as one of the most innovative protagonists of digital art.

His work, often in cooperation with other artists, has been shown widely in exhibitions, festivals and on stages around the world. He currently lives and works in Berlin.

Nadine Bors is a museologist, advisor, curator and producer in the field of media, art and innovation. She started working in the field of conservation and preservation of Dutch Video / Media Art in collaboration with the 10 national art museums in the Netherlands, which grew out to an international preservation project. For ten years she was the director of Media Art Festival Friesland in the North of the Netherlands. The festival focused on young dutch talents and international renamed artists and showed yearly about 200 artists in diverse, experimental and innovative programmes and events. In 2008 she was honoured as the best cultural entrepreneur of Friesland.

She worked with, amongst others: Mondriaan Foundation (Amsterdam), Dutch Media Art Institute / Montevideo – now called LIMA, international platform for sustainable access to media art (Amsterdam), all Art Academies and Master of Art Institutes in the Netherlands, Impakt Festival (Utrecht), European Media Art Festival (Osnabrück), CTM (Berlin), Splitski Filmski Festival (Kroatia), in Dresden for Semper Opera, Silicon Saxony – Cool Silicon Art Award, Academy of Fine Arts, the OSTRALE – Centre of Contemporary Art, CYNETART – international festival for computer-based art, HELLERAU – European Centre for the Arts, dresdner schmalfilmtage – filmfestival. She is the founder of the agency ART VAN BORS which sees it self as partner and developer of art, artists and investors.