New Immersive Art and Virtual Reality Experience “Natura Obscura” Is Opening In January

Immersive artistry is one of the tendencies that are cultural in the western part of the US. The resurgence of interest in beachfront attractions and the popularity of Meow Wolf represent that trend on a big scale, however, Denver’s art landscape was quick to grab. The newest addition to this immersive art experience in the Mile High City would be Natura Obscura  — starting January 11, 2019, and running through April 28, 2019, in the Museum of Outdoor Arts (MOA). Prismajic is your group supporting Natura Obscura — composed of Jennifer Mosquera and Eric Jaenike — and their intention is to engage audiences more by offering them an installation which requires. It’s half art show and half an virtual reality experience. The installation is going to be set into a surrealist woods where the puzzle will serenade traffic to have lost in its own depths for a while.

“What’s your character? ” is your question which Natura Obscura wants each player as they explore the setup that combines art, sculpture, digital, virtual and augmented realities. There’ll be soundscapes, items and visual displays that must be handled physically. More than 30 Colorado-based artists have been involved in the creation of it — including Chris Bagley, Nicole Banowetz, Tiffany Matheson, Travis Powell, Scott Soffa and Ian Wagner — together with all 10 of those areas secured for emerging “intern” artists throughout MOA’s Design & Build program. Grammy-award-winning recording engineer Mickey Houlihan, along with staff in the MOA, has generated a “custom blur chamber environment” in the Sound Gallery which falls in keeping with the thematic principles of Natura Obscura and ought to be an interesting addition to the setup.

Art by Jennifer Mosquera. Photo by Heather Longway

Envision “stepping into your favourite painting, where you are able to hear, smell, touch and investigate everything about you,” said the MOA site about Natura Obscura. This immersion stipulates the future of this intersection of reality and enterprises, and Denver is lucky to encounter it so soon.

Part of the purpose of MOA will be to integrate art into someone’s regular life. During their three applications — their indoor museum (M), their outdoor sculpture spaces (O) and also their innovative art programs and assignments (A) — they always sit on the front line of emerging cultural tendencies. Natura Obscura will happen in the indoor museum, where the president Cynthia Madden Leitner believes thousands of people may pass through. She explained in a press launch, “We encourage people to drift one of the unsung forest where they can encounter woodland animals and leave with a feeling of inspiration and excitement. ”

Model Divinity presents for Natura Obscura. Photo by Silas Carter

The display will be open Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursdays by 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sundays from 10 a.m. to five p.m.  Tickets will be admired until one hour prior to the final time to offer enough time to go through the installment.  The Museum of Outdoor Arts is located at 1000 Englewood Parkway, #230. 

Tickets are available here, available for sale starting November 24, 2018.

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