In the present age, virtual worlds such as the metaverse, and real environments digitalized into mirror worlds, are increasingly defining the reality we live in, and creating all kinds of situations in which real and virtual things exist side by side.
Some architecture in the real world is designed based on simulations in virtual spaces, which is just one example of how the virtual not only imitates the real, but reality is also inspired by the virtual world. Our living environment has become a multi-layered affair that no longer allows us to make a clear distinction between both.
Real and virtual are not opposing concepts meaning “this side” and “that side,” but they refer to things that exist in countless gradations between the poles, each at a place with its own specific balance. What is required from us now, is perhaps to find and establish a balance for ourselves between real and virtual, at a place where we feel most comfortable.
So what kinds of transformations will “reality” undergo in the present (or future) age, where we have augmented worlds that seamlessly connect to reality as “alternative realities”? This exhibition aims to explore what reality may look like for us in the future, and how our definition of “actuality” may change.