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VR Workshop, Lima for British Council Peru & Somerset House Studios

Wednesday, 6 December 2017 by James Stringer

Werkflow were asked by Somerset House Studios and British Council Peru to run a two day workshop as part of their Radar Creativo program. Our workshop focused on producing concepts and content to be presented in the Unreal Engine games engine. Three groups worked together at ESPACIO Fundacion Telefonica to create a concept and produce corresponding 3D content using VR headsets (HTC Vive) and VR sculpting and sketching software. Each team then produced videos based on their experimentation with their created content within Unreal. These videos will be presented in a project on the main Werkflow site soon...

Presenting alongside Werkflow were artists Libby Heaney and Matthew Plummer Fernandez, both of whom make work that is informed by backgrounds in technological disciplines. The reaccuring theme across all of our talks and workshops was the intersection of art and technology.

As part of the Radar Creativo program, day three saw us taking part in a biographical talk focusing on how our personal practices have developed though technolgy and art. The talk took place at a local high school with mostly high school teachers and some school children in attendance. The feedback was really positive and met with passionate speeches by attendees during the Q&As!

Thanks to all the participants of the workshops, it was such a fun 2 days!

Thanks to Maricarmen and Luisa at the British Councl for hosting us.

Thanks to Marie at Somerset house for getting us involved and introducing me to amazonian food!

Thanks to Libby and Matthew for being such amazing traveling companions throughout.

Big thanks to the guys at Proximity for supplying the HTC Vives and additional technical support for the workshops. Also for a fantastic lunch by the ocean on my final day.

More soon...

James x

Radar Creativo @ ESPACIO Fundacion Telefonica

Radar Creativo @ ESPACIO Fundacion Telefonica

Werkflow VR workshop

Werkflow VR workshop

Werkflow VR workshop

Werkflow VR workshop

Still from UE4 created by participants in our workshop. Content was created using VR sofware.

Still from UE4 created by participants in our workshop. Content was created using VR sofware.

Still from UE4 created by participants in our workshop. Content was created using VR sofware.

Still from UE4 created by participants in our workshop. Content was created using VR sofware.

Still from UE4 created by participants in our workshop. Content was created using VR sofware.

Still from UE4 created by participants in our workshop. Content was created using VR sofware.

Still from UE4 created by participants in our workshop. Content was created using VR sofware.

Still from UE4 created by participants in our workshop. Content was created using VR sofware.

Delia Barriga of Fab Lab, Lima

Delia Barriga of Fab Lab, Lima

Matthew's geodesic head at the Fab Lab Lima.

Matthew's geodesic head at the Fab Lab Lima.

Amazing modernist housing in Lima.

Amazing modernist housing in Lima.

Our charismatic guide at the Huaca Pucllana ruins, explains the powerful psychedelic properties of the San Pedro cactus.

Our charismatic guide at the Huaca Pucllana ruins, explains the powerful psychedelic properties of the San Pedro cactus.

Hand made Incan bricks at the Huaca Pucllana ruins.

Hand made Incan bricks at the Huaca Pucllana ruins.

Hand made Incan bricks at the Huaca Pucllana ruins.

Hand made Incan bricks at the Huaca Pucllana ruins.

Ruins at Huaca Pucllana: a pyramid of hand molded Incan bricks.

Ruins at Huaca Pucllana: a pyramid of hand molded Incan bricks.

Xmas at the Incan ruins

Xmas at the Incan ruins

Incan bones

Incan bones

Radar Creativo STEAM talk to high school teachers

Radar Creativo STEAM talk to high school teachers

The audience at our STEAM talk

The audience at our STEAM talk

Lima beach scene.

Lima beach scene.

Peruvian food is amazing!

Peruvian food is amazing!

Post Salsa & Pisco haze at the all night bar in the back of the newsagents.

Post Salsa & Pisco haze at the all night bar in the back of the newsagents.