全球唯一“城市\建筑”双年展
THE ONE AND ONLY BIENNALE
OF URBANISM\ARCHITECTURE IN THE WORLD
Science Fiction & Urban Village Exhibition

Yao Dajuin (virREAL Virtual Reality Lab+Open Media Lab, China Academy of Art), Future Architecture Lab / China

姚大钧(中国美术学院虚拟现实艺术实验中心+开放媒体系),未来建筑实验室 / 中国


VR Sci-Fi: Urban Village

This is the first Sci-Fi VR exhibition focusing on the urban village in China. The show features works by members of the Open Media Lab at China Academy of Art,under the direction of Dajuin Yao. This exhibition focuses on archetypal phenomena found in the urbanization of Shenzhen City. It foregrounds the juxtaposition of and the conf licts between the old and the new and explores the visceral sensory experience of the VR medium to discuss issues such as futuristic urban construction, piracy, urban living, and immigrant identities, and pushes the artists' futuristic imagination and visual pyrotechnics to the limit.Future Metropolitan Movies Compilations

In this rapid fourth industrial revolution, many technologies are improving themselves and some have the ability to transform the world. They indicate enormous imagination and future opportunities in their respective fields. These technologies and imaginations can be found in many sci-fi movies. 100 movies that across 115 years related to the future metropolitan are edited and compiled together by Future Architecture Lab according to three perspectives in different scales: macro, meso and micro. The possibilities of future city could be inspired by different urban form in various time settings.


Dajuin Yao was invited by the China Academy of Art to found the first virtual reality art lab in China - virREAL, which focuses on the research and development of the fusion of art and technology with emphasis on the Chinese cultural context in collaboration with international art and research facilities. Also under the direction of Chairperson Dajuin Yao, Open Media Lab of China Academy of Art emphasizes cross-platform experiments in contemporary media art.

FALab, a fully owned subsidiary of XKool Tech, is a research-based design studio that specializes in in exploring the future potential of urban and architecture.