Beholder tours to Ars Electronica Festival and the National Museum of Quebec

This September our virtual reality artwork inspired by autistic perceptions of beauty will be touring to Art Electronica festival in Austria and Quebec Film Festival in Canada.

In 2018 we commissioned United Visual Artists (UVA) to create a new work using virtual reality, to communicate ideas around beauty, perception and autism. One of 20 projects selected for Digital Catapult’s Creative XR programme, the immersive experience premiered at the V&A Museum before its BOM exhibition. It was nominated for the prestigious S+T+ARTS prize 2019 and will be exhibited as part of Ars Electronica Festival in the main Post City venue from 05-09 September this year.

The work then travels to Quebec, to be a part of the Quebec Film Festival from 12-21 September. It will be on show in the beautiful surroundings of the Quebec national museum (MNBAQ – Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec) at the feet of a spectacular staircase in the new Lassonde Pavillion.

“We’re thrilled that Beholder continues to attract critical attention and be experienced by audiences far and wide. The S+T+ARTS Prize nomination and selection for Ars Electronica and Quebec Film Festival stand testament to the quality of UVA’s work, and deep engagement with a subject close to their heart”. – Karen Newman, BOM Director

Beholder was funded by Arts Council England and Digital Catapult.