29.04.16 - 14.05.16
Design & Play probes the interdisciplinary and poetic role of play within the everyday through the eyes of designers and artists. Through a diverse range of research projects, installations and artist works, this exhibition explores play as a creative, social, cultural and political act and mode of practice. Design Hub’s main gallery (Project Room 1) will house a full-scale, experiential fulldome entitled DomeLab – a world-leading research project developed collaboratively by 15 investigators and 11 organisations worldwide, including RMIT. DomeLab is the first mobile, ultra-high resolution dome-based video projection environment in Australia. Shown in Victoria for the first time, its unique and low-cost display system integrates technical innovation, computing power and graphics capability with aesthetic innovation in content delivery. DomeLab will feature video, animation games and virtual art experiences including works by Jonathan Duckworth, James Hullick, Ross Eldridge, BOLT Ensemble, John Power, Adam Nash, Stefan Greuter, Sarah Kenderdine, Paul Burke, Tamara S. Clarke, Finger Candy, Jack Sinclair and Jadd Zayed. Also in Project Room 1, visitors can experience the virtual art experience Out of Space, which will make use of the most recent virtual reality gaming technology.