C/ Fuencarral, 3, Madrid
The drive to transcend the limits of physical reality through immersive experiences is not new. From stereoscopy and cycloramas of the 19th century to augmented reality or Second Life, humans have made use of the latest technological advances to simulate and inhabit technological advances to simulate and inhabit other worlds. The mass popularisation of digital simulation thanks to the explosion of computer technology is impacting all aspects of our lives. What is the current relationship between physical reality and virtual reality? Do they complement or exclude each other? From the first attempts to the Metaverse, the exhibition explores this space in which different layers of reality overlap. What can it mean technology extending our bodies beyond their biological limits? What do we mean by public space, and what kind of civic organisation can operate in a society that exists in the digital? These are just some of the many questions that the hybridisation of the physical and virtual worlds raises in this exhibition.