Pilot+Projects is pleased to announce our next curatorial effort - PILOT+3D - an online exhibition space modeled on our physical venue and hosted in virtual reality. Our team has meticulously modeled the dimensions of the exhibition space at 1719 N. 5th St. Philadelphia as a polygon mesh and will for the foreseeable future be putting together exhibitions in VR.
In an effort to mimic our common IRL programming model of solo, two, or three artist exhibitions that feature images, objects, and video, we are now soliciting these delivered as files in an open call. We are seeking not objects but .OBJs, not images but .IMGs, not movies but .MOVs, not performances but Tele-Performative Interventions.
Working with a game designer we are building a platform to host digitally native artworks that can be viewed and interacted with in 3D and VR in ways previously impossible in real life. We are able to show static objects and images, as well as animate objects with physical properties unlike the physics of real life. This gallery-as-game model will take advantage of a number of platforms including Unity 3D, WebGL, WebXR, Twitch, Zoom, The Sims, etc. to create exhibitions that are fun and social while addressing these contemporary concerns.
All works will be considered but special consideration will be given to works that are site specific, natively digital, interactive, or addressing contemporary concerns of post-quarantine art production and/or working-class issues of late stage capitalism.
(Please read the FAQ in section two of this form, and then proceed to section three for the application.)