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QUAD Exhibition Explorations: Zane Zelmene

QUAD Exhibition Explorations: Zane Zelmene

QUAD Senior Curator is joined – from Riga, Latvia – by the multi-media and digital artist Zane Zelmene for a narrated guided virtual tour of her exhibition in QUAD Gallery, ‘The Specious present’ from 10 November 2018 – 4 February 2019.

Zane talks about her work in general, plus her VR/ AR commission inspired by Arbor Low Stone Circle in the Peak District. This film features subtitles.

3D virtual exhibition tour produced by V21 Artspace:

To find out more about Zane’s exhibition at QUAD, visit:


To find out more about Zane’s work, visit her website at:


QUAD commissioned the Latvian artist Zane Zelmene to produce an immersive digital installation featuring a new Virtual Reality (VR) artwork inspired by the natural environment and landscape of the Peak District – specifically the prehistoric Stone and Bronze age henge monument Arbor Low Stone Circle. During the summer of 2018 Zelmene scanned and filmed in this once sacred site to create a VR experience of natural and man-made objects.

Inspired by Neolithic art, ancient myths and modern theories about stone circles – Zelmene’s exhibition featured an ‘extended reality’ installation that merges real and virtual worlds to create an immersive experience – drawn from her research trips to Arbor Low Stone Circle – where the viewer can interact with virtual space and time within a VR headset and the actual gallery setting from their own point of view. 

QUAD would like to extend special thanks to English Heritage and the custodians of Arbor Low Stone Circle. QUAD is funded by Arts Council England and Derby City Council