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New Realities at Here East
With the new relocation of the V&A to Here East alongside Hobs Studio and Plexal. Hallidonto an emerging Scottish Artist was invited as a panellist for the NEW REALITIES (When tech and creativity collide) event at HERE EAST Located in Hackney Wick. Hallidonto was interviewed by Ben Thompson from the BBC about his Arts Residency with Hobs studio and how VR has opened up his practice especially given Hallidonto's subject matter (Cyborgs) https://hobs3d.com/ alongside Tech lead for Hobs Kadine James. Hallidonto exhibited Artworks and 3D prints and explaining more about the project and his unique approach of using VR and Google tilt drawing software and 3D printing processes - Hallidonto also performed the Birth of a Cyborg piece using VR and his continuous line technique. Together Hobs and Hallidonto, are in dialogue about a potential collaboration with Ai Build lead by Daghan Cam http://www.ai-build.com who was also on the panel with Hobs and Hallidonto. Hallidonto wants to push the boundaries of contemporary drawing practice, with VR and robotic acting as the prosthesis. This Man-machine interface and the inclusion of the robot acting as the 'creator' to give life to these organisms, what will VR, robotics, Ai hold for the Cyborg, what's next for the factories of the future. Hallidonto's work is truly a reflection of the current zeitgeist of society.