I have been wanting to get a better understanding virtual reality.
The exhibition at the NGV by Jess Johnson called Enter the Wurm Haus provided the opportunity.
Ixian Gate is the name of the virtual reality component of the exhibition.
I put on a headset and was absolutely astonished by the experience which is hard to describe.
From the catalogue: Using Oculus Rift technology visitors are submerged in an altered reality, with the walls of the exhibition creating an additional layer through geometric patterning, visual motifs and a suite of drawings.
But it is more than that!