~JEAN-BAPTISTE LENGLET: VIRTUAL DREAM CENTER
download: VIRTUAL DREAM CENTER . . !!
curious . . about where VIRTUAL DREAM CENTER was heading, and wanting to say thanks !!
for his interest in our ‘UNDER THE VOLCANO: Simon Cerigo, Dan Asher, Nancy Smith’ 2015 – NYC pop-up show . .
I wrote the founder & head honcho . . Paris-based artist JEAN-BAPTISTE LENGLET for a few words.
this is what he had to say, in his lovely French accent:
“VDC / VIRTUAL DREAM CENTER . . is basically an artist-run space, internet-based, that express itself mainly through ‘video game’ releases. In the sense our app are made with video game engine (software).
Myself I’m the creator of it, and now the ‘art director’, but this project is a tool for the artists I like, and my role is more to invite some artist and help them to express their visions in this (video game) medium.
It is where it’s an artist-run space: it’s made by and for artists. It’s a place for experimentation, an alternative art center.
I’d like to have new exhibitions every 3 months.
In January we’ll release both a piece of mine, ‘Collage City’, and ‘Under The Volcano’. ‘Collage City’ is really a virtual piece, like an experimental movie made as a virtual exhibition.
For ‘Under The Volcano’, it is mainly Nick (Brooklyn-based Nicholas Steindorf). He recreates the whole Bowery area. I just help him for some final details, like the soundtrack, and some urban interventions (some collages of mine will be inserted here and there.) I’ll help him with the final technical questions also. But he is doing 90% of the job.
For ‘Under The Volcano’:
As an art center, it is very interesting to recreate an exhibition. And I am very proud and honored VDC will present SIMON CERIGO’s work.
when I asked JEAN-BAPTISTE . . if ‘Collage City’ will also take place on the Bowery, I loved his answer.
so quirky – so unexpected. so strange, so funny.
very international, and new global w-o-r-l-d.
JEAN-BAPTISTE: “Nope! ‘Collage City’ is centered on Phnom Penh, Cambodia.” – !!!!!!!!!
here are some screenshots of a walk through the piece:
IMAGES: SCREEN GRABS, JEAN-BAPTISTE LENGLET, ‘COLLAGE CITY’ on the VIRTUAL DREAM CENTER DIGITAL GAME PLATFORM
COURTESY: the artist