This Much I’m Worth – prototype, Jim Poyner Photography, The York Photographer, http://www.jimpoyner.co.uk

As a conceptual digital data artist Rachel Ara incorporates her background in computer system design with familiar, technological aesthetics. For the upcoming group exhibition Controlled Realities at Anise Gallery in London, Rachel’s work questions value in the art world and beyond, employing satire to highlight these issues. Long-listed for the Arte Laguna Prize for Virtual Art for her piece ‘Cocksure’ and winning the Aesthetica Prize 2016 with the prototype for ‘This Much I’m Worth’, she will present both works in ‘Controlled Realities’ with a further developed version of the latter.

Although the exhibition showcases three very different artists and their techniques, virtual reality is where the three meet and the viewer is invited to experience the virtual reality headset, which is the epitome of the controlled and contrived realities addressed by each artist. A collaborative piece with creative input from Rachel Ara, Charles Harrop-Griffiths and Jacek Ludwig Scarso will take the form of a VR experience.

See Rachel’s update of the production of ‘This Much I’m Worth’ on her Instagram account.

Controlled Realities opens Wednesday 14th June from 6-9pm, see Facebook event.

The shows runs until 15th July.

Artist talk and tour: Thursday 29 June 7pm
Reserve your place here

Anise Gallery
13a Shad Thames
London SE1 2PU
https://www.anisegallery.co.uk/portfolio/controlled-realities/
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