Zach Krausnick and David Starfire present “VR Galactic Gallery” at LIB fest!


Imagine walking into a pop-up art gallery, curated by Archival Ink Gallery at Lightning in a Bottle music festival, checking out amazing art from top visionary artists, then strapping on a Vive VR headset, headphones and a SubPac (physical audio device) and be transported to a cosmic art gallery, floating in the universe and experiencing the same art from the physical art gallery. This is the experience you will have at Lightning in a Bottle music festival where the debut of the VR Galactic Gallery experience can be found. The VR Galactic Gallery will be fully interactive where the user can grab items and move them around and also physically “feeling” the music and sound by means of wearing a SubPac.

Details of the experience:
You begin on a platform floating in outer space with a table holding the controllers. As you walk over and pick one up, the world starts to form around you. The art canvases fly upwards as well as the trees and other elements entering into the area. You are surrounded on three sides by flying panels hosting artwork from various visionary artists. Hovering candles in the space illuminate the pieces and you can grab them and readjust them to your liking. You can learn about the artists and flip the boards around to see more artwork. There are various “toys” in the space as well such as particle paintbrushes and lenses to look through to distort your experience.

This concept was conceived and created by Zach Krausnick and David Starfire, and the artwork was curated by Archival Ink Gallery and will feature artists such as Alex Grey, Mars1, Mear One, Hans Haveron, Luke Brown, Mugwort and more. This will debut at The Do LaB’s Lightning in a Bottle festival which takes place May 25-30 at Lake Antonio in California and expected attendance is over 20,000. Zach Krausnick, who has worked in the VR field making games and bespoke visual performance pieces is the lead concept designer and programmer for the project. David Starfire is a music producer/DJ that is known for his electronic world fusion and is the sound designer and music composer for the project as well as concept ideas.

Here is a demo of what the VR experience will look like!