Last month the senior artists presented their VR-projects at London’s Royal Academy of Art and shortly after at the Art Basel Hong Kong.
“The works by the two artists are, not surprisingly, very different. Kapoor’s “Into Yourself, Fall” is a journey through the human body, promising a “disorientating sensation of radical introspection” as the viewer negotiates vertiginous twists in a world that is both abstract and uncomfortably familiar.
Abramović’s “Rising” is a polemical piece, asking us to consider the effects of climate change as we interact with an avatar of the artist who is slowly drowning inside a glass tank. The interaction continues after the viewing, via the downloading of an app which will periodically remind us of the artist’s struggles inside the tank and ask us to “save” her and, by extension, our planet.”
Peter Aspden, Financial Times, https://www.ft.com/content/7f9d89d2-2c66-11e8-97ec-4bd3494d5f14
Anish Kapoor and Marina Abramovic battle it out at launch of new VR works – The Art Newspaper
Watch Marina Abramović and Anish Kapoor Take a Dive Deep into VR – GARAGE.VICE.COM