Iain Nicholls & Alison Gill

1 - 30 June 2016

“Lookout Lookout – Experiments in a Virtual Double World”


This online residency will be images created during June by painter Iain Nicholls and sculptor Alison Gill for a collaborative virtual reality installation centred around a residency at The Lookout Tower, Aldeburgh 26th June – 3rd July, provisionally titled “Lookout Lookout – Experiments in a Virtual Double World”. It is a development diary of ideas for the work to be created during the residency.


The loose aims of the collaboration is firstly to investigate the relationship between making art using virtual reality and making art in more traditional ways, with real objects and spaces crossing over into a virtual reality ‘double world’. Secondly it is hoped to then experiment with how these new virtual spaces relate to the ‘old’ space of reality with reference to the space the residency takes place in – The Lookout Tower, Aldeburgh.


Iain Nicholls collaborated with programmer Tom Szirtes last year to create “Veil” a virtual reality art installation recently shown at Gazelli Art House and some images which led to Veils creation which have not been seen before are shown here to begin with as they had a similar relationship to the final Veil installation as the images which follow in June will have to the new installation Iain and Alison will be creating.


Click on the link below to view the Vimeo film

Veil VR Art Installation at the Barbican Arts Centre London August 2015