Alt_R is a new state of the art virtual production studio for artist development, collaboration, experimentation, and commissioned projects. Providing a unique opportunity for artists to learn and get experimental with this technology, pushing the boundaries of what is possible in this field.
Our studio is kitted out with a 7x3m LED screen, tracking technologies for cameras and props, motion capture suits and other essential film equipment for capturing live-action, physical sets and virtual environments simultaneously, all of which will enable artists to visualise and direct scenes in real-time, at real scale — a process which varies radically from green screen technology, seamlessly blending the virtual and physical, using real-time 3D creation tool Unreal Engine.
Alt_R will initially run as a programme of revolving seasons with new physical sets and virtual environments developed and installed every 6 months. A carefully curated roster of artists will be commissioned to create new collaborative mixed-reality projects - including live public events, moving image, artist film and live-streamed performances - responding to each Season’s overarching theme.
Alt_R was conceived and developed by artist-run organisation Gossamer Fog.