Laboratory!

– Interactive, Digital, Performance art at 301 W. Main Street, Spokane Washington –

Invisible Territories | Shuangshuang Huo

November 17th-25th
Opening Reception Friday, November 18th, 5-8pm
Richmond Art Collective Gallery, 228 W. Sprague Ave.

Living in an extremely diverse world is a gift to appreciate or a great challenge to face up to in the present time? Very often, stakes are held up and ditches are excavated secretly in our mind even without our awareness, and they can deeply influence how we sense the world, or understand and respond to people who are different with ourselves.

Invisible Territories is a motion tracking spatial installation. Artist-in-residence Shuangshuang Huo created this piece of work to remind participants of the existing divisions and gaps among people from different races, genders, religions, cultural background etc. Read more

Rachel Stuckey | Update Required

Update Required

Friday, November 4th – Richmond Art Collective, 228 W. Sprague Ave

Update Required is a multimedia exhibition of recent works by Rachel Stuckey, featuring a new virtual reality project created while in residence at Laboratory. Since this one is going to take some time, you’ll need to reserve your 15 minute timeslot here:
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Can’t make it on Friday, or would like a more private session? Preview hours are available Thursday, Nov 3rd. Send inquiries to rachelstuckey@gmail.com

The central work, Update Required, is a biofeedback-enhanced VR experience for personal enhancement. The program takes cues from the user’s brain signals via EEG to guide them away from the “safe zone” of Windows95. The resulting journey guides the user towards a more contemplative or critical path of technological understanding in just a few easy steps! Whether you’re a tech goddess or digitally afflicted, Update Required is a guaranteed skills boost in the realm of metaphysical computing.

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Falk Morawitz | Seth Kranzler

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August 25th – August 31st – Richmond Art Collective, 228 W. Sprague Ave

Opening Reception on Thursday, August 25th, 5-7pm

Interested in virtual reality, quantum chemistry, and how to make music with it? On Thursday, August 25th from 5 to 7pm, Laboratory will be hosting new work by artists-in-residence Falk Morawitz and Seth Kranzler at the Richmond Art Collective gallery, located at 228 W. Sprague Avenue.

As virtual reality takes off, plenty of attention has been paid to the visual part of the virtual experience – stunning vistas and otherworldly landscapes abound. But what does VR allow us to experience through sound? A pair of international artists, currently housed at the Laboratory artist residency program in Spokane are finding out. Read more

Everything from Here to Infinity | Alex Lee

Richmond Art Collective, July 30th – August 5th | 228 W. Sprague Ave.

Everything from Here to Infinity will feature the debut of the artists’ interactive virtual reality project of the same name in which objects within the most comprehensive map of the universe to date, the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, are depicted in the manner of abstract expressionist gestures within the video game engine Unity. This project is inspired by the surrealist writer Jorges Luis Borges’ short story, On Exactitude in Science, in which an empire made a map of itself so big – it encompassed the entirety of the empire itself. It represents a one to one relationship, a simulacra. Our modern day equivalent to the Borges’ tale is the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS). It is the most comprehensive map of the universe to date and represents 100 terabytes worth of information about every heavenly object from here to infinity. This exhibition will include other recent but related works, which represents a range of investigations from electron particle behavior to musings around cosmology culling from the writings of Carl Sagan – all concepts which are represented poetically in an otherwise highly technical field.

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POV | Karen Briem

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Opens May 26th, 5-7pm, on view until June 7th – Richmond Art Collective Gallery (behind Spaceman Coffee) – 228 W. Sprague Ave.

Point-of-view is an interactive installation focusing on how perspective plays a role as a vital instrument in our lives. By actively pushing ourselves to step out of our comfort zone and viewing situations from a different point of view we not only gain access to a wider range of emotions but also evoke deeper understanding of our surroundings. The more effort we are willing to put into gaining new perspective the bigger the impact. This installation is a physical exploration of this process.

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Almost Home | Stefano Ogliary Badessi

Almost Home, Stefano Oligari Badessi

Showing at 304 W. Pacific Ave. during Unifest, and by appointment

A full-gallery installation, this work invites the viewer to push their way into the space and surround themselves with the installation, engaging with the idea of belonging in a space. After nearly half a year of travel, Stefano is excited to explore these feelings on his way back to his native Italy.

The Mercury Theatre | Elsa Philippe

Screening Wednesdays at Boots (24 W. Main) at 7pm

Laboratory artist-in-residence Elsa Philippe is hosting a reality show while she’s here. It’s super awesome. 10 artists compete with anonymous Instagram accounts through a series of challenges, immunities, eliminations, and all the delightful weirdness that art on the internet brings. Watch all the episodes on Elsa’s website here: http://www.elsaphilippe.com/The-Mercury-Theatre-Season-1

 

Float | Anna Sörenson, Daniel Rydh, and Kurt Madison

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Opens April 1st, 2016 – 5:30 pm – Saranac Art Projects, 25 W. Main Avenue

Play with light, projection, and color in this immersive installation showering the Saranac space a jubilant spectrum of reflections and refractions. An interactive piece, we encourage you to come and work with the piece and the artists, and explore how light and color can envelop, attack, and shape a space.

Hours
(entire month of April)

Thursday: 2-6 pm
Friday: 12-8 pm
Saturday: 12-8 pm

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67-Inch | preMADE Team

 

Opens March 18th, 2016 – 5:30pm – Richmond Art Collective Gallery, 228 W. Sprague
Dutkowska and Łukasiak, together as preMADE Team, are taking over the Richmond Art Collective gallery space and transforming it into an immersive experience exploring the tension between nature and technology. Using rope, projection, and body-tracking, they have built an installation where the viewer can contemplate their relationship between the physical and digital. Read more

Oscillating History | Mark Reamy

January 25th, 2016 – 6:00pm – 228 W. Sprague
“I created a transcendent, interactive experience through analog means. I created a kinetic machine that does not require electricity, a mechanism that solely relies on gravity and momentum to function. This device overcomes the laws of physics by allowing multiple light beams to coexist.
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