IRL Art Camp will be in person this year!

Dates or Deadline: 
28 November 2021 to 4 December 2021
Bicentennial Campground, Marin, California
United States

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IRL Art Camp connects and empowers the different cohorts of the social VR residency program which have only met and existed online. We continue our conversations about the possibilities of creating and inhabiting a communal virtual place with care, elevating the shift of our up-scaling digital existence together and how to nourish our art communities in light of the importance of careful physical gatherings during the re-opening period. We exchange the impacts of our digitally lived experiences and conclude our year long voluntary work in a collaborative, public performance piece and installation. The performance is an accumulation directly of the IRL Art Camp that takes place on the 4th of December, 6:30 PST. Everyone participates on a level of their comfort: artists are welcome to bring their tents, friends, hammocks, and anything they would like to offer for this co-creation.

The reverse approach of cultivating an online group in reality helps to deepen and evolve trans-species communication. Day time is a spiritual, slow creation of the collective performance piece about a sense of kinship and connection. In the evenings, we have Campfire Sessions with workshops, participatory performances, artist talks and readings. Through these, we analyze the concept of ‘belonging’ and interconnection.

This IRL camping is the harvest and substantial manifestation of the first year of the VR Art Camp to bond our community. It is also the opportunity to strengthen its foundation and to involve artists more directly in planning for a decentralized self-sustained structure for the future.

Click on the dates for RSVP links with more detailed descriptions and updates.

Nov 28 Sunday
4 pm - WELCOME // Annie Albagli opens the IRL Art Camp with her shofar
4:30 - 5:30 pm - nkiruka oparah - “Dream Workshop”
6 pm Campfire Session: Hannah Waiters - “Walking an Aporia”

Nov 30 Tuesday
Beauty Supply (Oakland) indoor, urban night
6 pm - Future Plans: Social Token Discourse* and introduction of Viola Lukács, Judit’s new partner // online live video chat
6:30 pm - Maxine Schoefer-Wulf - Performance
7 pm - Sholeh Asgary - “Special Majles Workshop” (to be confirmed)
7:30 - 9 pm - Video works of VR Art Camp Artists:
Liat Berdugo (with Emily Martinez as Anxious to Make): "Work Work Work"
Meghana Bisineer: “The Stone”
Jader: “Pigeon”
Sean Keating
Eszter Szabó
Elena Yu

Dec 1 Wednesday
7:30 pm - Judit Navratil’s presentation at Headlands Show & Tell

Dec 2 Thursday
6 pm - Campfire Session: Lia Sutton - Performance
Alicia Escott and the Fire Fog Collective

Dec 3 Friday
6 pm - Campfire Session: Tamar Zohara Ettun - "Lilit, the Empathic Demon / new moon trap"
7 pm - River Black - “Befriending the Back Body: Somatic Tools for the Whole Human”

Dec 4 Saturday
6:30 - 7 pm Collaborative Performance with
Annie Albagli, Alex Arzt, River Black, Beatriz Escobar, Judit Navratil, Lia Sutton and Connie Zheng
Annie Albagli closes the IRL Art Camp with her shofar.

All IRL Art Camp events are NOTAFLOF. Your generous donations support the participating artists. We will keep you informed if any change occurs in the schedule.

>> SAFETY <<
Indoor events require proof of vaccination and wearing masks at all times. The limit of the audience varies. Please send the vaccination card, email and phone number of all attendees to! Campfire Sessions and all outdoor camping follow the National Park Service Guidelines. Please RSVP to help keep our gathering safe!


Please reach out if you plan to pitch a tent:


You can also join us for daytime activities such as pebbling, tree yoga and tent flying together while shaping the collaborative performance. 

We‘ll have an alternative option for camp fires: a portable,  propane fire pit making sure that we are respectfully cozy and warm. Sadly, no pets or car camping are allowed.


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