Victoria Scott (Canada/USA) is an educator and visual artist, mainly a sculptor, creating material and digital installations based on imaginary objects and spaces. For her recent projects, she is developing interactive Virtual Reality environments to give viewers abstracted visualisations of emotional energy systems and energy fields — the invisible boundaries that surround bodies and objects. She uses the intimacy of VR to create affective containers that can hold emotional states, visually and with sound, so that these feelings can be safely experienced.

During her time at Delfina, Victoria plans to prototype a publicly available Virtual Reality app that will address trauma and intimacy through visualisations using colour, sound, simple animations, and possibly incorporating first-person narratives from volunteers in London.

Victoria holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has exhibited in galleries, and museums throughout North America and Europe, including the Centro Nacional de las Artes (Mexico City), Galleri Enkehuset (Stockholm), San Jose Museum of Art (California), and the University of Toronto Art Centre (Canada). For over a decade she has taught experimental digital media at several art colleges, including: the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, California College of the Arts, San Francisco Art Institute, and currently San Francisco State University.

Over the past two years, she has developed multiple experimental interactive VR environments, as a VR artist-in-residence at Pioneer Works Cultural Centre (Brooklyn), Oregon Story Board & Upfor Gallery (Portland) and in the first cohort of students at UploadVR (San Francisco). As an artist/developer, Victoria has just founded Imaginary Objects, her own VR/AR studio based in San Francisco, where she lives and works. In spring 2019, she plans to release, Cloud Breath, a free VR breathing meditation app that is inspired by the colour and visuals of 60s/70s era experimental film.

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