The Omnicentric Universe: Immersive Virtual Reality Experience
Academy Award-winning artist J-Walt presents a multimedia performance with stunning live animation, live drawing using a joy stick, music, and more.
When: Saturday, July 9, 2011, 2 p.m.
Where: Center Stage Theater, 751 Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara
Cost: $15 - $20
Age limit: All ages
Categories: Performance art
ABOUT: Brand new virtual reality experience performed by Academy Award® winning artist J-Walt. Stunning live animation embraces, entertains and explores the actualities of what the newest technology has to offer a multiple award-winning creative artist. Using a drawing tablet, a sound system and a joy stick, this work is all created in real time and puts the audience in the avatar’s seat navigating through the landscapes and imagination of J-Walt in his longest, most ambitious work to date titled, “The Omnicentric Universe.” Using all original music and visuals by J-Walt, it’s a show for all ages to enjoy. You’ll never see the same show from this Master of the Metaverse and you’ll not see anything like this anywhere else. Make it a family night out or grab a group of friends to dive into the virtual experience.
Los Angeles Times calls it “indescribably delicious,” L.A.Weekly, “A head-spinning good time”
YouTube LINKS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_K9b-kNaAy8
PHOTOS AVAILABLE AT : http://spontaneousfantasia.com/Photos/index.html
About Spontaneous Fantasia
Spontaneous Fantasia is the live performance work of J-Walt. He utilizes the latest in interactive computer graphics techniques to bring paintings to life. The result is a Spontaneous Fantasia, a live animated movie that unfolds before an audience. These works incorporate elements of animation, theater, dance, painting, sculpture, music, architecture, and interactive art.
J-Walt is a performer interactive designer, filmmaker, graphic artist, and composer. For two decades, he has been at the forefront of interactive art and computer performance, expanding the uses of computer animation into uncharted territories. His Spontaneous Fantasia performances combine aspects of animation, video games, music, theater, dance and architecture into a seamless new art form. He has performed for thrilled audiences around the US as well as in Singapore, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Edmonton, and Singapore.
In March of 2006, J-Walt won an Academy Award for his development of a real-time pre-visualization system, and in 2003, he received a Themed Entertainment Award for a digital puppetry attraction, one of many digital puppet projects he's developed over his career. He produced location-based video games for Sony. He was a founding member of Disney's VR studio, which created a state-of-the-art virtual reality experience for Disney's EPCOT center in 1995.
J-Walt has performed his Spontaneous Fantasia shows over one hundred times in the US and in Europe.
Event posted June 1, 2011
Last updated July 5, 2011