Hito Steyerl — Virtual Leonardo’s Submarine
Virtual Leonardo’s Submarine is Hito Steyerl’s first solo project and the first virtual exhibition organized by Esther Schipper (Berlin) in collaboration with Andrew Kreps Gallery (New York).
Originally conceived in 2019 as a video environment for the 58th Venice Biennale, Leonardo’s Submarine has been completely reworked as a Virtual Reality (VR) experience. Upon entering the virtual space—via the means of a VR headset or by web browser version—viewers will find themselves floating under water, surrounded by fish, seaweed, and coral. The artist’s avatar, outfitted in full PEOPLE gear, swims alongside.
Earlier this year, a previous version of Virtual Leonardo’s Submarine premiered on the website of K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf, on the occasion of the artist’s survey exhibition: I Will Survive.