We bring you breathtaking virtual sculptures that can be experienced in real physical space. They are photorealistically sharp and you can move them with your bare hands.
Project Goodbye Reality is a pioneering collaboration between artist Jani Leinonen and VR/XR tech company Varjo. Technologically the aim was to create a new type of VR art exhibition but through new innovations in Varjo Lab it ended up introducing the next generation of NFTs – interactive virtual sculptures created in Metaverse that can be experienced in real physical space.
Varjo XR-3 delivers the most immersive mixed reality experience ever constructed, featuring photorealistic visual fidelity across the widest field of view of any XR headset. The key innovation of this headset is that it allows for depth awareness, thereby blending real and virtual elements together seamlessly. Therefore, with the Varjo XR-3 headset you can experience Jani Leinonen's virtual sculptures in any physical space you are in, allowing you to interact with it with your bare hands.
Technologically project Goodbye Reality is impressive but for the artist Jani Leinonen it’s more a social project. Leinonen’s virtual sculptures that consists of the alphabets, are open for alteration by anyone. Leinonen created new alphabets to get back to the basics of Metaverse – and those promises of a more decentralised and democratisised world – and the values we are building it upon. Ultimately, the artist wants people to see past the magic of new technology and participate in the design of metaverse. In his exhibition people are free to create their version of the exhibition, both visually and ethically by changing his sculptures and their messages, or by creating a totally new exhibition.
”Any tech that is advanced enough can seem like magic, but magic is enchanting – deceptive. We have to see past the magic to see what is really going on. Metaverse could be a possibility to do something really incredible socially. It’s a human made concept and we’re the ones who created it, so we have the possibility to rethink about the spaces where we interact totally differently and make them safer. And get rid of all these age-old problems like racism, harassment, bullying, and all that stuff. But it's not going to happen automatically because the world is full of it, so it'll follow us unless we stop it”, Leinonen emphasises.
12.3.-5.6.2022 Zetterberg Gallery
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