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Book a session to experience the immersive work Body Place, led by Wiradjuri-Scottish artist April Phillips. 

Exhibition Dates: 2-30 March

Open Tuesday –Saturday, 10am-4pm.

Body Place
is an interactive digital world built on First Peoples knowledges, experimental processes, and new technologies. Experience a gamified story cycle of intergenerational healing – led by Wiradjuri-Scottish artist April Phillips, with Jordan East, Pat Younis, Alvin Zhong, Warren Foster Jnr, aka Prodikal-1 and Mark Leahy.

April Phillips is a Wiradjuri-Scottish woman of the Galari peoples, based on the Yuin Nation. April is aligned with representations of Indigenous futurism and intergenerational healing to celebrate the potential of computer art for a new world.

In real time, the companion sky spirit takes the audience for a celestial virtual walk on Country – from the depths of subterranean soils, to a ground-level play space, ascending to meet the clouds.

Leveraging boundary-pushing technologies, Body Place combines real-time person tracking and motion capture. This allows audiences to roam an expansive illuminated 14-metre screen, in Utp’s purpose-built space.

Visit our website for more information.

Visitor note:

  • Walk-ins are more than welcome.
  • The 'play time' of the work is 5-8 minutes. You are welcome to stay in the space for as long as you like.
  • This work contains material that may cause distress to some audiences. Moving images include dimly lit environments, flashing lights, an escape scene and eerie sounds. Please speak to the Utp Host if you have any questions.

If your session falls into these times, you can experience it alongside a series of Body Place events.

Friday 1 March, 6:30-7:30pm More Than Real panel talk at Design Alive

Saturday 2 March, 2-5pm Official opening event and Sub worlds: First Nations world building panel

Saturday 9 March, 10-11am Artist Walkthrough

Saturday 16 March, 2-3pm Curators’ Reflections

Saturday 23 March, 4-10pm Crip Rave Theory x Body Place dance party 

Saturday 30 March, 2-4pm Closing Gathering

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