CARRIAGEWORKS AND INTEL ANNOUNCE GLOBAL COLLABORATION | MEDIA RELEASE 7 June 2016

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.”