ARC Public; ARCSPRING
Date: Monday 03 April 2023 - Friday 14 April 2023
Time: 11:00 - 14:00
Venue: Advanced Research Centre
Ben J Andrews and Emma Roberts
3 – 14 April
1100 – 1400
Please Note: exhibition will be closed on Sunday 9th and Monday 10th April.
Immerse yourself in the world of the ever-changing Daintree Rainforest through this one-of-a-kind Virtual Reality experience. Gondwana invites you to a multiplayer durational event, gently unfurling online over 24 hours.
Through VR, come inside the world's oldest tropical rainforest, an explorable, free-roaming representation of the Daintree Rainforest in Far North Queensland, Australia. Like the rainforest itself, Gondwana is a system of possibilites. Weather, seasons, and biodiversity shift and change as you navigate a vast map of ancient trees, rugged mountains and idyllic beaches. But a broader narrative stirs below: over the course of each 24 hour showing, the rainforest degrades, artistically rendering climate data projections up to the year 2090. The only salve to this seemingly inevitable decline is people - the more time an audience spends in Gondwana, the more resilient the forest becomes.
Each showing of this online-native event is unrepeatable and speculative: a quiet meditation on time, change and loss in an irreplaceable ecosystem.