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Exhibition Explorations: Anna Bunting-Branch

Exhibition Explorations: Anna Bunting-Branch

For this Exhibition Exploration, QUAD Senior Curator Peter Bonnell hosts artist Anna Bunting-Branch and her collaborator, the sound artist Aliyah Hussain, and Helen Starr - the exhibition co-curator and founder of The Mechatronic Library - for a virtual guided tour of Anna's exhibition 'Warm Worlds and Otherwise'.

The exhibition was on display in QUAD Gallery when the lockdown came into effect and QUAD had to temporarily close its doors. Exhibition funded by Arts Council England, and Derby City Council.

Look out for news next week about a new interactive publication, published by The Mechatronic Library and QUAD, on Anna's project 'Warm Worlds and Otherwise'.

This film features subtitles.

3D virtual exhibition tour produced by V21 Artspace.

To see more of Anna's work visit: www.annabuntingbranch.com 
To learn more about The mechatronic Library visit: http://www.themechatroniclibrary.com/about.html
To see more of Aliyah's work visit: https://www.aliyahhussain.co.uk/

Warm Worlds and Otherwise by Anna Bunting-Branch features a new Virtual Reality (VR) artwork commissioned by Wysing Arts Centre, The Mechatronic Library, FACT and QUAD.

The exhibition relates to Bunting-Branch’s interest in the encounters between feminist practice and science fiction—engaging painting, digital animation and Virtual Reality to explore ideas of worldbuilding, embodied perception and technologies of representation. 

Central to the project is META (2019), an experimental 360-degree VR animation transforming the artists’ hand-painted characters, props and backdrops into an immersive virtual story world. Also included is the new installation AU Sandbox (2020) which expands her imagined worlds, and an accompanying ambient sound piece by artist Aliyah Hussain that underscores the viewer’s experience in the gallery space as well as in the virtual environment. 

The first iteration of Warm Worlds and Otherwise was presented at Wysing Arts Centre in October 2018, with subsequent presentations being developed for FACT (2019) and QUAD (2020). Warm Worlds and Otherwise is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.