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Orbital Vanitas


Acclaimed Australian Artist Shaun Gladwell gives us this magnificently poetic VR that perches you in Earth’s orbit. You soon notice an enigmatic form floating towards you. What takes place next makes perfect use of the VR format. Orbital Vanitas is an unreal sci-fi mystery meditation that brings you face to face with mortality as you occupy a celestial position amidst the expanding universe that is the home of humanity.

View this piece at:
VR Palace
475 Swede Alley (Base Camp), Park City
Ticket required. To purchase tickets, go here. One ticket = 50 minutes in the VR Palace. Pass holders must waitlist.

VR Bar at the Music Café
751 Main Street, Park City
Friday, January 20–Saturday, January 21, 8:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m.
Sunday, January 22, 9:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m.
Monday, January 23, 8:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m.
Thursday, January 26, 8:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m.
Credential holders only

YEAR 2016

SECTION NF VR Experience

COUNTRY Australia

RUN TIME 5 min


Lead Artist
Key Collaborator
Executive Producer
Production Assistant
Animation Supervisor
Production Support
Storyboard Artist

Artist Bio

Shaun Gladwell

Shaun Gladwell is a contemporary artist based in Sydney and London. His work spans moving image, painting, photography, installation, performance, and text. Gladwell’s work reflects on human experience through a wide range of subjects, such as contemporary culture, cinema, and ideas throughout art history, such as the sublime and vanitas. His work is held in many museum collections throughout the world, such as the Museum of Modern Art and the National Gallery of Australia.