Igloo have been invited to show their virtual environment 'Summerbranch' at the 52nd Venice Biennale.
Summerbranch uses the tools of the military- entertainment complex, computer gaming, motion capture and 3D environments to question what is truth and what is artifice in our attempts to reproduce nature. Not only is the role of the real in virtual environments investigated, but also that of the reproduction of nature in the history of art, and particularly landscape work.
Igloo make intermedia artworks, exploring the poetics of time, space & natural phenomena, questioning the reality of nature & how it can be influenced by individual experience & collective mythology. Igloo are Ruth Gibson & Bruno Martelli who have earned a string of accolades including a NESTA award, a Royal Opera House Commission & a BAFTA nomination.
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52nd International Art Exhibition
la Biennale di Venezia
New Forest Pavilion
10 June - 1 July 2007
Vernissage: 7, 8, 9 June
Palazzo Zenobio, Fondamenta del Soccorso
Dorsoduro 2596, Venice, Italyhttp://www.igloo.org.uk
project info here: http://www.igloo.org.uk/projects/summerbranch.html
images here: http://iglooartists.carbonmade.com/