This presentation covers the use of the new medium of virtual reality (VR) as a means of artistic expression for calligraphers and text artists. Brody Neuenschwander will present fragments of the VR performance “7 domes,” co-created with Monika Marek-Łucka, to share practical experiences and thoughts on how the VR medium extends the traditional workshop of a calligrapher by making possible what was impossible in two-dimensional calligraphy. Additionally, Brody will draw attention to the performative value of the VR calligraphy and share his reflections in the context of postmodern philosophy.
The “7 domes” performance was part of the international conference “Lalka NOVA—New Meanings of Puppet in Theater and Performative Arts” at the Academy of Theatre Arts in Wrocław, Poland, in 2021. This project is the practical part of the PhD research “Kalos Graphos. Calligraphy as artistic expression in a postmodern context,” conducted by Monika Marek-Łucka at the New Media Arts Department at the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology in Warsaw.