Thomas Johnston in collaboration with Riverbank Arts Centre and VR Ireland is seeking to diversify his practice in traditional arts to explore the creation of an immersive traditional art’s virtual reality experience for children with ASD. Reacting to the impact that Covid-19 has had on the arts sector, artists and arts programmes, the creative response of artists to find positive solutions to this problem is both invaluable and welcome to venues like Riverbank Theatre.
In the challenging times we now find ourselves, it is ever more important to find new ways of reaching audiences and particularly those who may be marginalised under normal circumstances, notwithstanding the Covid 19 crisis.
What is Sound Sense VR:
We are partnering with Thomas Johnston (Ceol Connected) and VR Ireland to create and pilot a virtual reality version of Ceol Connected’s TREEHOUSE show that young audiences can experience home/at school. This pilot project is a response to the challenges presented by COVID-19 on the sector. Through this project, Thomas is aiming to deepen his practice with the proposed SoundSense VR exploration through which he will examine the potential of virtual reality technology to engage children with ASD in immersive arts experiences. It is also a step into engaging with an older age bracket in terms of his practice.
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