Swedish artist presents VR journey of his photographic cityscapes in Miami show (VIDEO)

‘How to Unlock a Portal’ by Jacob Fellander runs concurrently with Art Basel Miami Beach at MOCA NoMi. — Picture courtesy of Jacob Fellander
‘How to Unlock a Portal’ by Jacob Fellander runs concurrently with Art Basel Miami Beach at MOCA NoMi. — Picture courtesy of Jacob Fellander

MIAMI, Dec 2 — An exhibition opening on the same day as Art Basel Miami Beach will present work by the Swedish artist Jacob Felländer, who has dreamed up a VR journey into his large-scale manipulated photographs of cityscapes.

The artist’s first solo exhibition and his US debut, ‘How to Unlock a Portal’ will feature analogue multi-exposure images taken with a 100-year-old camera, then reworked using a variety of techniques, from painting to sculpture to virtual reality, to give a sense not of a single moment but of a span of time in a single frame.

Show highlight The Brave Frontier allows the viewer to journey inside Felländer’s artwork for nearly two-and-a-half minutes using VR goggles, examining the work in 360 degrees and venturing into its depths.

Adding a full-circle element, Felländer takes ‘portal prints’ — images of an object taken within the virtual landscape that are then turned into a real-world sculptural piece using a 3D printer.

See a snippet of the virtual landscape of The Brave Frontier herewww.youtube.com/watch?v=67-SBNVnmZE.

‘How to Unlock a Portal’ runs from December 7, 2017 through February 11, 2018 at the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami. Find out more at mocanomi.org/2017/12/jacob-fellander-how-to-unlock-a-portal/. — AFP-Relaxnews