Wednesday, May 17 • 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Primal Tourism

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Primal Tourism (2016) is a virtual reality project by artist Jakob Kudsk Steensen, where colonialism, tourism and science fiction intertwine with one another. The core of the project is an exact virtual replica of the iconic tourist island Borabora in French Polynesia. In the work, it is possible for the visitor to explore the entire Island freely. The creation of the virtual Island was based on actual satellite data and travel journals, which anonymous people have shared online on the forum Reddit. In addition, the logbook of Jacob Roggeveen, who ventured to the region on behalf of the East West Indian Trading company in 1722, has been a key source of inspiration for the artist.

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Jakob Kudsk Steensen

Jakob Kudsk Steensen (1987) is a Danish installation artist based in New York, who combines satellite technologies with video and virtual reality with real world landscape explorations and cartographic research. His work has most recently been exhibited at The Moving Image Fair, NYC... Read More →

Wednesday May 17, 2017 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Microsoft Reactor at Grand Central Tech Hub 335 Madison, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10017

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