Christian Lemmerz: TRAUM, 2018
Christian Lemmerz’s second VR work TRAUM materialises the tragic as a virtual space, using the aesthetics of hyper realistic video games to create a Freudian nightmare. Users find themselves in a steel cell, that flits from total smoke-filled darkness to dim illumination. Snakes slowly slither into the space, multiplying in number as they turn on the viewer. Fear, helplessness and vulnerability materialise as a paralysing force that echoes the oppressive, prison-like surroundings. The medium offers agency only to strip it away, creating feelings of entrapment and mounting claustrophobia.
TRAUM premiered in September 2018 at Techfestival in Copenhagen, Denmark.
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.