Exhibition A is a love letter to Women of Color, written in Virtual Reality.
This playful social VR experience is a collaboration built by Nick Hall of Yarn Co and recording artist JanaeSound and her educational non-profit, Coded by Young Women of Color. CYWOC educates, empowers, and engages young Women of Color in computer science and emerging technology.
Play as glittering disco-ball avatars amidst intimate performances of music, dance, and poetry including:
Veeva Banga’s Afrobeats Dance;
“Kiwi Drip” by Adrienne Mack-Davis and Felicia Cruz;
spoken word from Portland’s Poet Laureate, Maya Williams;
“Diamonds” by rock singer, JanaeSound;
One of the world’s first examples of networked hand tracking in VR, it allows players to use natural gestures as part of the virtual social experience, evoking a sense of magic and hidden powers. Exhibition A is an invitation to join CYWOC to develop the skills to work with these emerging technologies.
Nick Hall (Interactive 3D art)
Janaesound (Director / Producer/ Curator/ Performer)
Longtime collaborators Nick Hall and Janaesound (‘Juneteenth-Showcase’, ‘Beyday’, ‘Hear,Here’) built Exhibition A during the extended COVID lockdown, when many performance venues were closed in the United States, to demonstrate a new way for artists to share their work, a new way for venues to utilize their spaces, and an intimate way for folx to enjoy music.