MARILENE OLIVER

Marilene Oliver + Gary James Joynes – Deep Connection VR (2019)

 

Marilène Oliver and Gary James Joynes have currently collaborated on two VR projects including Deep Connection and Space Invaders, with plans to continue on some future projects.

 

Deep Connection (2019)
Marilène Oliver – Video and VR Programming
Gary James Joynes – Original Music & Sound Design Score

Lasercut black coroplast, steel, occulus VR, 3D and 4D MR data rendered as part of a Unity VR artwork. Sound by Gary James Joynes.

Working with radiology and computer science researchers at the University of Alberta, Marilène Oliver created a high-resolution full body magnetic resonance scan datasets in order to create two installations for Dyscorpia, both including virtual reality components. In Deep Connection, a body floats in VR space. The viewer can walk around and dive inside the body and explore its inner workings. Holding the body’s hand animates it: a 4D dataset of the heart beating and the lungs breathing is triggered. As long as the user holds the virtual body’s hand, the heart beats, the lungs breathe, and a human voice sings softly. The installation is comprised of a row of 3 sculptures of bodies into which the VR hardware is embedded/housed. Gary James Joynes created an original audio track using recordings from the original MR scan and Marilene Oliver’s voice.

Marilene Oliver + Gary James Joynes – Deep Connection VR (2019)

 

Space Invaders
Marilène Oliver – Video and VR Programming
Gary James Joynes – Original Music & Sound Design Score

Laser cut navy coroplast, steel, HTC Vive VR headset, 3D MR data rendered as part of a 3D Slicer artwork. Sound by Gary James Joynes.

Marilene Oliver + Gary James Joynes – Space Invaders VR (2019)

Space Invaders creates the uncanny experience of having our personal physical space invaded by virtual bodies. When the viewer enters the VR space, they find that they are surrounded by 3 MR scanned figures which it is possible to move through and into. Gary James Joynes created an original audio track using recordings from the original MR scans.

Marilene Oliver + Gary James Joynes – Space Invaders VR (2019)


Exhibitions

Arts & Health, the Convergence
2 – 11 August 2022
SIGGRAPH Art Gallery, Vancouver Convention Centre

MUSEUM OF OTHER REALITIES
13 February 2021 – Deep Connection is now on show as part of the Body Clock at Museum of Other Realities.

My Data Body
8 – 20 November 2021
About Light, Edmonton

Artists in the Fallow
September – 2 October 2021
Brighton Block, 9666 Jasper Ave, Edmonton

Embodiment
16 January – 2 February 2020
Espace Corps Secrets, Montréal (QC) H2L 3T9

Deep Connection
13 – 15 September 2019
FIVARS 2019, Toronto Media Arts Centre, Toronto

DYSCORPIA: Intersections of the Body and Technology
23 April – 30 June 2019
Enterprise Square Galleries, Edmonton