Forever is a groundbreaking new VR work by artist Alex Peckham, due to premiere at Brighton Digital Festival 2018.
Inspired by the work of artists such as Paul Nash and Arnold Böcklin, Forever reawakens surrealism and symbolism to explore classic themes of memory, nostalgia, desire and loss. Using a combination of virtually rendered environments, real-world photography and video, the artist has recreated locations from his own home and combined these with fantastical and surreal elements to produce a truly unique dreamlike experience.
A strange world that is both night and day is revealed, the domestic gives way to the isolated shores of an island with odd glass vessels that rest upon the sand; in the forest insects dance in the sky above. Forever creates a world that is almost monochromatic, yet rich and sumptuous; a place that feels at times fractured, yet equally whole and comforting.
Please note that although this is a free event, a limited number of people can experience Forever at the same time. Booking ahead of your visit is recommended - please visit the project website to book your place.
Fans of surrealism and symbolism, people wanting to experience virtual reality artworks