Multari, B, Gibson, R and Nash, A 2007, Summerbranch, (Creative Work : Digital work).

Document type: Creative Work
Collection: Creative Works

Title Summerbranch
Author(s) Multari, B
Gibson, R
Nash, A
Year 2007
Type of work Digital work
Outlet La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
Dates 10 June - 1 July 2007
Medium Installation: digital virtual environment, digital projectors, projection screens, sound system, phy
Summary "Contemporary international developments in the exhibition of installation and digital art have identified the need to understand the role of computer game engines as vehicles for artistic immersive virtual environments. Similarly, the role of digital sound within these environments is poorly understood. Summerbranch addresses the nature and role of the body within virtual environments and the relationship of this assemblage with the role of the body in the material world.

The work provides approaches to immersive environments and neo-realistic graphics techniques that countenance the mediated nature of the environment by integrating motion captured dance gestures into a simulated forest environment within a game engine and constructing digital audio to both enhance and question the immersive experience. It also acknowledges its relationship with the body in the material world.
Summerbranch uses the tools of the military-entertainment complex, computer gaming, motion capture and 3D environments to question what is truth and what is artifice in our attempts to reproduce nature. Not only is the role of the real in virtual environments investigated, but also that of the reproduction of nature in the history of art, and particularly landscape work.

This work was exhibited at the most prestigious 57th Venice Biennale. Summerbranch was also exhibited at ArtSway Gallery, UK and at 01SJ, San Jose, as part of ISEA in 2006. ISEA, the International Symposium of Electronic Art, is a leading international electronic art forum."
Subject Electronic Media Art
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