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Art and exhibitions

Virtual Reality (and 3D in general) is a powerful platform for many artistic applications. HPC/V has created several museum exhibits and also supports artists creating works in 3D. The Reality Cube has served as a platform for an abstract art work, and a play has been performed in the Reality Theatre.


A theatre performance in the Reality Theatre
A theatre performance in the Reality Theatre

The Cave, a Theatre Performance in 3D

Wikke van Houwelingen graduated from the Frank Mohr Institute with two productions and an essay. On 9 June 2006 he presented The CAVE, a production about life and death, idea and reality in the 3D theatre of the Centre for High Performance Computing and Visualisation of the University of Groningen. »
Virtual archeology in 3D
Virtual archaeology in 3D

Virtual archaeology: Van Giffen

In collaboration with the Minerva School of Art, HPC/V created a 3D film for the Groninger Museum, for the exhibition about A.E. van Giffen, a famous Dutch archaeologist. In this film, real-life actors and computer-generated images (of a reconstructed excavation site) were seamlessly blended in 3D. »

2.5 Dimensions, an infinite forest by Michiel Koelink
2.5 Dimensions, an infinite forest by Michiel Koelink

2.5 Dimensions

Martijn Kragtwijk supported Michiel J. Koelink of the Frank Mohr Institute with his work '2.5 Dimensions'. It takes the viewer on a random walk through an infinite virtual forest, which consists of high resolution panoramic pictures of a real forest.
Projections for Martini tower
Projections for Martini tower

Illuminating the Martini tower

At the Centre for High Performance Computing and Visualisation, Xinjian Lu designed a virtual model of the Martini tower with a sequence of historical and symbolic images projected on one of the sides of the tower. »

Floating Sculptures in the Reality Cube with Frans, Berk and Marte
Floating Sculptures in the Reality Cube with Frans, Berk and Marte

Floating Sculpture

Frans van Hoesel and Berk Hess realized the virtual art work Floating Sculpture, created by Marte Röling, for the opening of the Zernikeborg in September 2002. This work of art can still be seen in the Reality Cube.
The visual human on the elevator screen; slice varies with cabin position
The visual human on the elevator screen; slice varies with cabin position

Levels of Detail

In the elevator of the Zernikeborg, the HPC/V has mounted a special mirror. When turned on it acts like a computer screen. Various applications produce images, but whatever is shown, the contents always depend in some way on the position of the elevator cabin. There is a different show every day.

Work by Rune Peitersen
Work by Rune Peitersen

Rune Peitersen

In collaboration with the Centre for High Performance Computing and Visualisation, Rune Peitersen created some short animation films with flesh-like objects.

Art in the Reality Cube
Art in the Reality Cube

E-serie

Ax710 is a duo formed by Ruud Akse and Zwaan Ipema. They were asked by the Platform GRAS (Groningse Architectuur en Stedenbouw) to organize an arty diner for all its important contacts. This dinner was held at the Zernikeborg, with the assistance of the Centre for High Performance Computing and Visualisation. »
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