A Crescendo of Ecstasy
A Crescendo of Ecstasy
Mary Sibande x Eden Labs x TMRW
A Crescendo of Ecstasy, combines familiar sculptural forms with a Virtual Reality component that brings the work dramatically to life. Based on Mary Sibande’s use of alter-ego figures made in her own likeness, the piece creates an immersive environment for the viewer that can be accessed both physically and virtually, foregrounding the complex relationship between reality, fantasy and artistic imagination.
The project extends Sibande’s preoccupation with these three elements and bridges her use of sculptural technology with the language of virtual reality.
Copyright 2018 edenlabs
9 June 2018 - 28 July 2018
Virtual Reality meets traditional sculpture
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We thought it would be interesting if people were able to step into my head, in a way, and to experience a virtual or fantastical world that was really an amplified version of the work. In my work, the figures are always in the middle of some action, and there’s already this suggestion of animation."
- Mary Sibande
technologies to tell
3D Printing: the
future of sculpture
Eden Labs specialises in 3D printing and enabled us to create custom VR headsets made from scans of Mary's face. This enabled viewers to literally and figuratively step inside Mary’s head.
Creating the digital twin
In order to create digital copies of real world the sculptural elements, Eden Labs employed various 3D scanning and photogrammetry techniques to capture pieces in their exact likeness for the VR experience and accompanying elements.
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The processes behind
‘A Crescendo of Ecstasy’
Discover the process behind creating custom virtual reality headsets from 3D scans of Mary Sibandes' face.
Explore the interactive galley window front, a digital room that responds to passers by and to encourage them to enter the space.
See how Eden Labs used various 3D scanning techniques to digitally replicate Mary Sibande's physical sculptures.
Experience four VR films from four unique perspectives
Explore the TMRW gallery in 360°
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Eden Labs Pty Ltd
Installation / Artwork
Produced by Eden Labs in collaboration with TMRW
Brooklyn J. Pakathi / TMRW
Keyes Art Mile / TMRW
“South African Art has encountered VR – the next revolution In Art…”
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