AV Midnight


VR-Art & the physical space

Curated by Ulrich Schrauth, Artistic Director VRHAM! Festival, Hamburg

Virtual Reality-Art is an emerging genre that inspires artists from diverse creative backgrounds. The visitor consistently being in the centre of the artistic experience generates new ways of engaging with art. Currently we can observe a strong trend of combining the physical experience with the virtual reality art works, either by means of complete set installations or sensory triggers. What can this expanded spectrum of opportunities mean for the artists? Does the blending of the physical and virtual space empower the experience of perception? How do VR and the physical environment correlate? During the AV-night at German House we want to explore diverse artistic VR experiences and discuss the questions about possibilities and limits.



10.30 pm                     Doors open

10.45 – 10.55 pm     Keynote „VR-Art & the physical space“ (Kiira Benzing, VR Creator; SXSW 2019 production: “Runnin’” with Reggie Watts)

10.55 – 11 pm            Welcoming words (Ulrich Schrauth, VRHAM! Festival)

11.00 – 11.15 pm      Music/mix & mingle

11.15 – 11.30 pm      „A Sympony of Noise“:  Matthew Herbert’s work in VR. A coproduction between VRHAM! Festival and Reeperbahnfestival, Hamburg

(Amaury La Burthe, Novelab Paris; Ulrich Schrauth; Alexander Schulz & Christina Schäfer, Reeperbahnfestival)

12.00 – 12.15 am      Midnight Q&A:  (Anna Ticktin, Samsung VR & Ulrich Schrauth)

Special Guest: Evelyn Hribersek (EURYDIKE)



„Trail of Angels“. (Kristina Buozyte) 

„TRANS//FORM“ (Suse Tietjen, Maria Gibert, Martin Kupfer, and Fabian Knieling – winner of „HH EMERGING ARTISTS“ at VRHAM! Festival 2018) 

“-22,7°” (Jan Kounen, Molécule, Amaury La Burthe) 

“EURYDIKE” (Installation von Evelyn Hribersek)


VRHAM! is Germany’s first artistic Virtual Reality festival. From 7 to 15 June 2019 it will once more take place at Hamburg’s Oberhafenquartier. Every year we offer an international platform for promoting and presenting Virtual Reality art. Nationally and internationally acclaimed VR artists of all genres as well as up-and-coming talents show Virtual Reality art, 360° films and participative, installative and performative formats at the second edition of VRHAM! The artistic presentation is complemented by a varied discourse program.



Tuesday, 12th of March 2019, 10.30 pm – 1 am

GERMAN HAUS at SXSW | 410 E 6th St, Austin | TX 78701, USA