Thresholds VR Event

Internationally acclaimed artist, Mat Collishaw brings his pioneering virtual reality artwork Thresholds to Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. Thresholds recreates one of the earliest exhibitions of photography in England in a fully immersive experience that will include sight, sound and touch. The exhibition, is a digital evocation of William Henry Fox Talbot’s display of Photogenic Drawings in 1839 presented at King Edward’s School, New Street in August 1839 as part of an extraordinary exhibition of ‘Manufactures, Inventions, Models and Philosophical Instruments’ which celebrated cutting edge technological innovation. Wearing VR headsets, visitors will be able to walk through a digital reconstruction of the room in which the 1839 exhibition took place and share the sense of the wonder, awe and disquiet experienced by their Victorian predecessors who seeing photographic transcriptions of the world for the very first time.

Tickets can be booked here.

Event Details

Mike Mounfield

Event Contact

All Day
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, B3 3DH