ACMI VR Commissions push against the limits

As Tully Arnot’s latest VR project is unveiled at ACMI, ArtsHub takes a look at how the Mordant Family Commission series encouraged artists to go beyond the tech.

The Mordant Family VR Commission series has run for the last three years, with the final $80,000 instalment unveiled at ACMI this week.

Epiphytes by Tully Arnot explores the loss of natural environments through an abstract landscape resembling the artist’s childhood backyard.

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Celina Lei is an arts writer and editor at ArtsHub. She acquired her M.A in Art, Law and Business in New York with a B.A. in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She has previously worked across global art hubs in Beijing, Hong Kong and New York in both the commercial art sector and art criticism. Most recently she took part in drafting NAVA’s revised Code of Practice - Art Fairs. Celina is based in Naarm/Melbourne.