Interactive Art Exhibit (Feb 15-19 2024)

Interactive Mural

description

"Afroquatics: A Call and Response Below Surface" is an immersive and interactive installation that will spark conversations, challenge perceptions, and transport viewers into an experiential underwater landscape. This installation pulls inspiration from African spiritual practices of Orisha, the little-known history of expert free divers that existed throughout coastal communities in West Africa, and underwater worlds imagined by many artists and storytellers of the African diaspora such as electronic music duo Drexciya.
Through curiosity and contemplation participants will be introduced to the intersection of ancient wisdom, modern technology, and speculative narratives. By reimagining the stories of the past, we can craft empowering understandings that heal our present and move into our futures.

About the Artist

Victoria-based dancer and visual artist Kemi Craig is the City of Victoria’s third Artist in Residence. Craig is a graduate from the Emily Carr University of Art Design with a Master's degree in Fine Art. Since graduating, she has performed through local arts centers as well as across BC. and Canada.
Craig’s film and video work has been exhibited at local galleries such as Legacy Art Gallery, Flux Gallery and the Ministry of Casual Living, as well as the Victoria International Film Festival and Antimatter Media Arts Festival. She has also worked with the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria and Xchanges Gallery as an educator and curator.



Interactive Art

Hololabs' role in the development of this art installation, involved a close collaboration with artist Kemi Craig. Expertise in game design, user journey, and flow significantly contributed to the creation of an immersive and interactive experience. Hololabs' collaborative efforts ensured a seamless integration of technology and artistic vision, enhancing the overall narrative depth and impact of the Afroquatics installation. This partnership reflects a commitment to excellence and innovation in the intersection of art and technology.



Experience It

Event Details

Feb. 16 - 19 // 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Downtown Victoria

  • FREE

  • All-Ages

PRESENTED BY: 

OUR DWTN brought to you by City of Victoria

Explore downtown Victoria by going on the Art Walk to experience new and existing public art installations, vibrant displays, pop up performances and business open late. Centered in the city’s historic core, the Art Walk is designed for participants to explore at their own pace. Discover over 20 art installations based on the theme of "Light and Language" scattered across the route.

Glowshrooms can be found following the SOUTH ROUTE

Hololabs' role in the development of this art installation, involved a close collaboration with artist Kemi Craig. Expertise in game design, user journey, and flow significantly contributed to the creation of an immersive and interactive experience. Hololabs' collaborative efforts ensured a seamless integration of technology and artistic vision, enhancing the overall narrative depth and impact of the Afroquatics installation. This partnership reflects a commitment to excellence and innovation in the intersection of art and technology.


Interactive Art Exhibit (Feb 15-19 2024)

Interactive Mural

description

"Afroquatics: A Call and Response Below Surface" is an immersive and interactive installation that will spark conversations, challenge perceptions, and transport viewers into an experiential underwater landscape. This installation pulls inspiration from African spiritual practices of Orisha, the little-known history of expert free divers that existed throughout coastal communities in West Africa, and underwater worlds imagined by many artists and storytellers of the African diaspora such as electronic music duo Drexciya.
Through curiosity and contemplation participants will be introduced to the intersection of ancient wisdom, modern technology, and speculative narratives. By reimagining the stories of the past, we can craft empowering understandings that heal our present and move into our futures.

About the Artist

Victoria-based dancer and visual artist Kemi Craig is the City of Victoria’s third Artist in Residence. Craig is a graduate from the Emily Carr University of Art Design with a Master's degree in Fine Art. Since graduating, she has performed through local arts centers as well as across BC. and Canada.
Craig’s film and video work has been exhibited at local galleries such as Legacy Art Gallery, Flux Gallery and the Ministry of Casual Living, as well as the Victoria International Film Festival and Antimatter Media Arts Festival. She has also worked with the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria and Xchanges Gallery as an educator and curator.



Interactive Art

Hololabs' role in the development of this art installation, involved a close collaboration with artist Kemi Craig. Expertise in game design, user journey, and flow significantly contributed to the creation of an immersive and interactive experience. Hololabs' collaborative efforts ensured a seamless integration of technology and artistic vision, enhancing the overall narrative depth and impact of the Afroquatics installation. This partnership reflects a commitment to excellence and innovation in the intersection of art and technology.



Experience It

Event Details

Feb. 16 - 19 // 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Downtown Victoria

  • FREE

  • All-Ages

PRESENTED BY: 

OUR DWTN brought to you by City of Victoria

Explore downtown Victoria by going on the Art Walk to experience new and existing public art installations, vibrant displays, pop up performances and business open late. Centered in the city’s historic core, the Art Walk is designed for participants to explore at their own pace. Discover over 20 art installations based on the theme of "Light and Language" scattered across the route.

Glowshrooms can be found following the SOUTH ROUTE

Hololabs' role in the development of this art installation, involved a close collaboration with artist Kemi Craig. Expertise in game design, user journey, and flow significantly contributed to the creation of an immersive and interactive experience. Hololabs' collaborative efforts ensured a seamless integration of technology and artistic vision, enhancing the overall narrative depth and impact of the Afroquatics installation. This partnership reflects a commitment to excellence and innovation in the intersection of art and technology.


Interactive Art Exhibit (Feb 15-19 2024)

Interactive Mural

description

"Afroquatics: A Call and Response Below Surface" is an immersive and interactive installation that will spark conversations, challenge perceptions, and transport viewers into an experiential underwater landscape. This installation pulls inspiration from African spiritual practices of Orisha, the little-known history of expert free divers that existed throughout coastal communities in West Africa, and underwater worlds imagined by many artists and storytellers of the African diaspora such as electronic music duo Drexciya.
Through curiosity and contemplation participants will be introduced to the intersection of ancient wisdom, modern technology, and speculative narratives. By reimagining the stories of the past, we can craft empowering understandings that heal our present and move into our futures.

About the Artist

Victoria-based dancer and visual artist Kemi Craig is the City of Victoria’s third Artist in Residence. Craig is a graduate from the Emily Carr University of Art Design with a Master's degree in Fine Art. Since graduating, she has performed through local arts centers as well as across BC. and Canada.
Craig’s film and video work has been exhibited at local galleries such as Legacy Art Gallery, Flux Gallery and the Ministry of Casual Living, as well as the Victoria International Film Festival and Antimatter Media Arts Festival. She has also worked with the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria and Xchanges Gallery as an educator and curator.



Interactive Art

Hololabs' role in the development of this art installation, involved a close collaboration with artist Kemi Craig. Expertise in game design, user journey, and flow significantly contributed to the creation of an immersive and interactive experience. Hololabs' collaborative efforts ensured a seamless integration of technology and artistic vision, enhancing the overall narrative depth and impact of the Afroquatics installation. This partnership reflects a commitment to excellence and innovation in the intersection of art and technology.



Experience It

Event Details

Feb. 16 - 19 // 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Downtown Victoria

  • FREE

  • All-Ages

PRESENTED BY: 

OUR DWTN brought to you by City of Victoria

Explore downtown Victoria by going on the Art Walk to experience new and existing public art installations, vibrant displays, pop up performances and business open late. Centered in the city’s historic core, the Art Walk is designed for participants to explore at their own pace. Discover over 20 art installations based on the theme of "Light and Language" scattered across the route.

Glowshrooms can be found following the SOUTH ROUTE

Hololabs' role in the development of this art installation, involved a close collaboration with artist Kemi Craig. Expertise in game design, user journey, and flow significantly contributed to the creation of an immersive and interactive experience. Hololabs' collaborative efforts ensured a seamless integration of technology and artistic vision, enhancing the overall narrative depth and impact of the Afroquatics installation. This partnership reflects a commitment to excellence and innovation in the intersection of art and technology.


Interactive Art Exhibit (Feb 15-19 2024)

Interactive Mural

description

"Afroquatics: A Call and Response Below Surface" is an immersive and interactive installation that will spark conversations, challenge perceptions, and transport viewers into an experiential underwater landscape. This installation pulls inspiration from African spiritual practices of Orisha, the little-known history of expert free divers that existed throughout coastal communities in West Africa, and underwater worlds imagined by many artists and storytellers of the African diaspora such as electronic music duo Drexciya.
Through curiosity and contemplation participants will be introduced to the intersection of ancient wisdom, modern technology, and speculative narratives. By reimagining the stories of the past, we can craft empowering understandings that heal our present and move into our futures.

About the Artist

Victoria-based dancer and visual artist Kemi Craig is the City of Victoria’s third Artist in Residence. Craig is a graduate from the Emily Carr University of Art Design with a Master's degree in Fine Art. Since graduating, she has performed through local arts centers as well as across BC. and Canada.
Craig’s film and video work has been exhibited at local galleries such as Legacy Art Gallery, Flux Gallery and the Ministry of Casual Living, as well as the Victoria International Film Festival and Antimatter Media Arts Festival. She has also worked with the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria and Xchanges Gallery as an educator and curator.



Interactive Art

Hololabs' role in the development of this art installation, involved a close collaboration with artist Kemi Craig. Expertise in game design, user journey, and flow significantly contributed to the creation of an immersive and interactive experience. Hololabs' collaborative efforts ensured a seamless integration of technology and artistic vision, enhancing the overall narrative depth and impact of the Afroquatics installation. This partnership reflects a commitment to excellence and innovation in the intersection of art and technology.



Experience It

Event Details

Feb. 16 - 19 // 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Downtown Victoria

  • FREE

  • All-Ages

PRESENTED BY: 

OUR DWTN brought to you by City of Victoria

Explore downtown Victoria by going on the Art Walk to experience new and existing public art installations, vibrant displays, pop up performances and business open late. Centered in the city’s historic core, the Art Walk is designed for participants to explore at their own pace. Discover over 20 art installations based on the theme of "Light and Language" scattered across the route.

Glowshrooms can be found following the SOUTH ROUTE

Hololabs' role in the development of this art installation, involved a close collaboration with artist Kemi Craig. Expertise in game design, user journey, and flow significantly contributed to the creation of an immersive and interactive experience. Hololabs' collaborative efforts ensured a seamless integration of technology and artistic vision, enhancing the overall narrative depth and impact of the Afroquatics installation. This partnership reflects a commitment to excellence and innovation in the intersection of art and technology.


Hololabs would like to acknowledge that we operate in the traditional unceded territory of the Lkwungen peoples, known today as the Songhees and Esquimalt nations.

© Hololabs Studio Inc., 2011-2023

Hololabs would like to acknowledge that we operate in the traditional unceded territory of the Lkwungen peoples, known today as the Songhees and Esquimalt nations.

© Hololabs Studio Inc., 2011-2023

Hololabs would like to acknowledge that we operate in the traditional unceded territory of the Lkwungen peoples, known today as the Songhees and Esquimalt nations.

© Hololabs Studio Inc., 2011-2023

Hololabs would like to acknowledge that we operate in the traditional unceded territory of the Lkwungen peoples, known today as the Songhees and Esquimalt nations.

© Hololabs Studio Inc., 2011-2023