Locus Solus. Part One
VR experience with Dream Adoption Society
During the first exhibition that took place in Center of Contemporary Art in Warsaw we presented the LOCUS SOLUS space recreated in Virtual Reality. Our show was part of PTV: Performance TV. Event initiated by Joanka Zielińska. Is television dead—or are we living in a post-TV era? Can everyone have their own channel? PTV is an experimental performative programme in the form of a television studio. The starting point is the impact of the medium and its idiom on current artistic practices.
Welcome to Locus Solus, a park as strange and curious as its numerous attractions. Its owner, the scientist and inventor Doctor Martial Canterel, will show visitors his radical experiments and inventions. Should anyone in Europe have forgotten a phase at some stage of their life, Martial Cantarel is able to track down that moment and control it. Among the many bizarre and scary inventions there is an enormous glass cage containing eight human corpses protected from decay. At Cantarel’s command they rise to reproduce key moments in their lives. Locus Solus is a place where the world has become utterly transparent, where the past and the future reveal all their secrets.
- Warsaw, 2017
- U-jazdowski, Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art
- Dream Adoption Society is an artistic collective initiated by Krzysztof Garbaczewski and Michał Staniszewski.
Dream Adoption Society: Marta Nawrot, Maciej Gniady, Jagoda Wójtowicz, Bartosz Zaskórski, Michał Staniszewski, postNoviki, Wojtek Markowski, Zbigniew Bzymek, Krzysztof Garbaczewski