To rotate the image, place the mouse cursor over the picture and hold down the button while moving the mouse to the right or left. The further you move the cursor from its starting point the faster the image will scroll. To stop, move the cursor back to its starting point, or release the mouse button. To zoom in, press the Shift key. To zoom out, press the Control key. Many of the works on display are “hot spots,”which you can click to see more information about the work. Some hot spots will link to additional VR images, as well.

The map on the left will allow you to jump between any of the five view points in the gallery space.

"In order to define art correctly, it is necessary to cease to consider it as a means of pleasure, and to consider it as one of the conditions of human life. Viewing it in this way we cannot fail to observe that art is one of the means of intercourse between man and man." --Leo Tolstoy

The various works of art on display in the gallery and to be performed on campus April 3 and 4 are not necessarily pretty pictures. Many of these images and performance pieces are difficult: to look at, to understand, or to think about. Several artists invite viewers to collaborate and actively engage in the work. This, too, may be difficult if one is more comfortable thinking of art as essentially ornamental and passive. Some of these pieces are intimate and deeply personal, other projects tackle giant global issues, while others directly reflect the desires and fears of the participants. The art may also evoke changing responses over time. Some narratives will be very immediate, others more subtle. Yet, all of these artists passionately express "the conditions of human life" and employ art as a powerful "means of intercourse".

Elli Crocker
Associate Professor of Studio Art