Christian Lemmerz: Locus Solus, 2020
“Locus Solus” is the third and final part of Christian Lemmerz’s Virtual Reality trilogy, which visualises various mental states. La Apparizione, 2017 was about the religious vision, TRAUM, 2018 was a concentrated nightmare and Locus Solus combines hypnosis with the idea of death.
Lemmerz considers working with Virtual Reality as the opportunity to work as a strong illusionist. He consciously works with elements from video games, comic books and kitsch. It is an expression that seeks to seduce directly and unscrupulously, but at the same time invites a cultural reflection on the reality of consciousness.
In Locus Solus, the spectator stands in an infinite space (black or white, not settled yet). Around the body thousands of skulls orbit their own axis circle like planets. A seductive voice describes and guides the viewer through this universe of death. At the end of the monologue, there is a countdown that should lead to cardiac arrest.
Khora Contemporary was created to become a bridge between the artists and Virtual Reality developers. We provide artists with best assistance to develop and unleash their imaginative visions exploring this new media and its limitless possibilities. We offer opportunity for artists to research the depths of VR and find inspiration to create a new body of work. With the latest technology at hand and an exciting list of artists in the pipeline, Khora Contemporary is set to become a pioneer of this fascinating new medium, assuring the best quality of the viewer experience. It is only a matter of time before Virtual Reality artworks populate the permanent collections of museums, public spaces and our living rooms. Given Khora’s expertise in the Virtual Reality field and Faurschou Foundation’s longstanding presence in the most professional segment of the art world, Khora Contemporary is well equipped to expand artistic practice within the Virtual Reality medium.
At KIBLIX 2020 Allegra Shorto, art director of Khora Contemporary, will give a presentation on Khora Contemporary’s mission, objectives as well as current and future VR projects in collaboration with renown contemporary artists during the on-line Panel discussion.