FORM: Arcosanti “Festival for the Future”.
Musicians, artists, and interesting people from all over the world congregate in the city of Arcosanti, Arizona to celebrate nature, architecture, music, and culture.
Photography: Taylor Thompson
Housed within the confines of the arcology of Arcosanti, Arizona, FORM stands apart from any other music event in the world. There aren’t “Tickets” in the traditional sense that allow you to attend FORM. Large donations can be made for entry with comfortable accommodations, but most people simply apply. Anyone wishing to attend will answer a number of questions about creativity and other subjects via an online survey requiring relatively detailed answers. If accepted, the organizers will send you an invitation to FORM.
SUBPAC was invited by the event’s organizer, Zach Tetreault (Drummer of band Hundred Waters) to let artists and attendees experience Virtual Reality enhanced by Physical Sound.
Popular HTC Vive demos such as Audioshield and The Lab are greatly enhanced by SUBPAC and were a big hit with attendees, but the majority of the weekend was showing people how to perform and make music in TheWave VR. From their website:
“TheWaveVR is a platform for people who love music, enabling them to view, host, and socialize in shows world wide, anytime, anywhere.”
The incredible generosity of both FORM and Jeff Stein AIA allowed SUBPAC to host long, exploratory virtual reality demos in the spacious comfort of Arcosanti’s library. Perched right above the amphitheater, our location couldn’t have been any closer to the action, while also providing the intimate, comfortable space best suited for true VR immersion. We couldn’t be more grateful for their support.