In collaboration with Zürcher Theater Spektakel, Roehrs & Boetsch brings to Zurich WHITEOUT, the world's first virtual reality group exhibition on contemporary performance art. Originally developed for the NRW-Forum, New Scenario's eighth exhibition project premiered on the 18th of July in Düsseldorf. The show features artists Maria Hassabi, Christian Falsnaes and Va-Bene Elikem Fiatsi performing in a virtual space.
Named after a typical winterly weather condition in which visibility is affected by snow and fog, to the point of dissolving any spatial reference in a condition of diffuse white light, WHITEOUT interprets the virtual space as a white void that becomes the setting for the performers. Using VR glasses, visitors gain access to the space and virtually walk for a close encounter with the special virtual recordings of the works, experiencing performative visual arts in an unprecedent manner.
WHITEOUT is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the MARTA project, a joint project between Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences HSD, Tennagels, Lavalabs, and NRW-Forum Düsseldorf.