HyperFest of Britain, Panorama View At The Exhibition Centre, London, UK, 2018
Settled in a post-war and post-apocalyptic Britain, the HyperFest of Britain 2051 is a fictional project hyperlocated on Jubilee Gardens, Southbank, London. Jubilee Gardens used to be the site for the original Festival of Britain 1951, but is partially flooded by Thames River in 2051. Apart from the minimum constructions for bridges and observation decks, the whole exhibition is “built” using geolocated mixed reality (hyperlocation) technology to create a virtual layer on the actual site with the Virtual Skylon overlaid on the exact position of the original Skylon as the trigger to activate the virtual exhibition.
HyperFest of Britain, VR Video Experience on Vimeo, 03:48, London, UK, 2018
HyperFest of Britain, Panorama View Under The Virtual Skylon, London, UK, 2018
HyperFest of Britain, Panorama View Of The Virtual Sea, Ship And Garden Exhibition, London, UK, 2018
The central piece, the Virtual Dome of Rediscovery, uses geolocated mixed reality technology to recreate the three major exhibitions through the history of Britain – the 1851 Great Exhibition, the 1951 Festival of Britain and the 2000 Millennium Exhibition, remixed with objects and creatures from surrealist paintings for visitors to rediscover the history behind them. It remixes the programs from the 1951 Festival of Britain with 2000 Millennium Exhibition and divides the site into nine zones: the living world, the physical world and the digital world in the middle surrounded by the Polar, the Sea and Ship, the Earth and Underground, the Land and Architecture, the Sky and Aircraft, and the Outer Space.
HyperFest of Britain-The Virtual Dome of Rediscovery, London, UK, 2018
HyperFest of Britain-The Digital World, The Physical World And The Living World, London, UK, 2018
HyperFest of Britain-A Hermaphrodite Giant Giving Birth To Virtual Children, London, UK, 2018
HyperFest of Britain-The World Tree Pumped By A Giant Virtual Heart, London, UK, 2018
This virtual exhibition is demonstrated by a VR film that mixed the imagined project with the actual site on a fixed travel route.