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CARRIAGEWORKS AND INTEL ANNOUNCE GLOBAL COLLABORATION | MEDIA RELEASE 3 JUN 2016

June 7, 2016

– Intel integrates breakthrough technology with amazing experiences to deliver the BJORK DIGITAL exhibition –

Sydney, Australia Friday, 3 June: Carriageworks and Intel today announced a new collaboration launching during Vivid Sydney at Carriageworks 2016 for the world premiere of the BJORK DIGITAL exhibition incorporating cutting edge virtual reality technology and digital experiences.

The collaboration between Australia’s leading contemporary multi-arts precinct, Carriageworks, and the global leader in computer innovation will see the two organisations deliver:

– The world premiere of Björk Digital, a new virtual reality project from the celebrated musician, artist and performer, presented collaborations with some of the finest filmmakers and programmers in the world.  Björk Digital will feature the latest Intel technology, bringing Björk’s artistic vision to life and providing a richer experience for visitors. Bjork Digital will feature Virtual Reality work created on Intel technology and will feature work from her first VR album, Vulnicura. One of the pieces, Not Get, will be running on Intel Core i7 based systems to deliver immersive and responsive experiences for up to, an unprecedented, 25 users at a time.

– Future projects – A series of showcases, highlighting new technologies that will create new experiences demonstrating Intel’s continual investment in ground-breaking work developed by local and global artists. Carriageworks is renowned for its innovative curatorial framework that spans fashion, creative industries and contemporary art.

Lisa Havilah, Carriageworks Director, said: “Our collaboration with Intel will enable exciting new contemporary digital projects in the Carriageworks program to come to life. As part of Vivid Sydney’s Music program at Carriageworks, we are thrilled to present Björk, one of the most important artists of her generation who has successfully integrated art and popular music, often exploring the relationship between nature and technology. Carriageworks is partnering with Intel to power this amazing experience, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in her fantastical universe.”

For six consecutive years, Intel has been powering exciting and innovative installations at Vivid Sydney.

Anna Torres, Marketing Director, Intel Australia, said: “Almost every part of life is now being transformed by the power of technology: from the way we experience entertainment, art and fashion, to how we enjoy sports, music and gaming. Our collaboration with Carriageworks celebrates the coming together of technology with Carriageworks’ curatorial excellence in fashion, the creative industries and contemporary art. We look forward to working with Carriageworks to bring amazing experiences to life, starting with Björk Digital which will bring Björk’s artistic vision to life using Intel technology.”

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KEY DATES

Vivid Sydney at Carriageworks: 27 June – 18 June
BJÖRK DIGITAL EXHIBITION, 10AM – 6PM SATURDAY 4 – 18 JUNE 2016. FREE

MEDIA CONTACT: Vanessa Duscio vanessa.d@carriageworks.com.au

INTEL AT VIVID SYDNEY:
In its sixth consecutive year as Vivid Sydney partner, Intel technology will once again power some of the most exciting and innovative installations at Vivid Sydney. Intel is renowned for its previous Vivid Sydney activations such as collaborations with international superstars like will.i.am and local light artists, including 32 Hundred Lighting and Spinifex. These visually stunning installations gave the public a chance to play and interact with iconic Sydney architecture like the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Customs House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. www.vividsydney.com/intel

ABOUT CARRIAGEWORKS:
Carriageworks presents a contemporary multi-arts program that engages artists and audiences with contemporary ideas and issues. The program is artist led and emerges from Carriageworks’ commitment to reflecting social and cultural diversity. The Carriageworks artistic program is ambitious, risk taking and unrelenting in its support of artists. Carriageworks is a cultural facility of the NSW Government and is supported by Arts NSW. The Carriageworks program can be viewed at www.carriageworks.com.au

CARRIAGEWORKS AT VIVID SYDNEY:
Carriageworks is a major precinct for Vivid Sydney 2016, marking the third successful year the Redfern-based contemporary multi-arts centre has been involved in the annual Sydney event that celebrates light, music and ideas.  The three-week program at Carriageworks is headlined by work from the iconic Icelandic artist Björk, who was recently crowned best International Female Solo Artist at the 2016 Brit Awards following the success of her most recent album Vulnicura.

ABOUT BJÖRK DIGITAL:
Björk Digital is a world premiere presented in five unique spaces throughout Carriageworks and represents the premiere of a new virtual reality project by Björk using Intel technology and software, alongside other collaborations with some of the finest filmmakers and programmers in the world.  To celebrate the opening of BJÖRK DIGITAL, Björk will travel to Sydney to curate a music event at Carriageworks, where she will DJ. Björk has created internationally acclaimed albums such as DebutPost, Vespertine, MedúllaVolta and Biophilia

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