Dream Wanderer mobile gallery visits the RAD for the weekend

Photo by Kyle Marler

The Dream Wanderer, a Ford Econoline transit shuttle turned “touring virtual reality gallery showcasing … artworks by Buffalo-based arts collective Flatsitter,” according to its website, has so far visited the Satellite Art Fair during Art Basel, Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp in Central Florida, SOUP Experimental Space in Tallahassee and the Music Box musical architecture in New Orleans.

Now it’s making a stop in Asheville. “I’ll be parked in River Arts District … this weekend,” writes Flatsitter artist collective member Kyle Marler. “I hope you can come check it out.”

He adds that the mobile gallery holds “an original, avant-garde virtual reality experience called Lily Dale. It is a VR exploration of spiritualism, vivid dreaming, and the afterlife, and is based on the beliefs of a small utopian community in Western New York. The Austin Chronicle described it as ‘a virtual reality experience that’s on the weirder side of sublime, that’s eerie and personal and arranged like a beautiful immersive installation.'”

The Dream Wander — located near Randy Shull’s “Beware of Dog mural at Pink Dog Creative, 342-348 Depot St.) will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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