Cahaya XR produces and organises physical and virtual exhibitions for resident artists, storytellers and collaborator's XR work to be experienced, as well as exposing the general public to XR work. These exciting exhibitions are periodically held in line with local arts and culture festivals. Most physical exhibitions are also facilitated virtually to allow wider reach and global recognition of South East Asian stories.
On God's Shoulders 2023 @ Penang Indian Heritage Museum
In collaboration with the Penang Indian Heritage Museum, Cahaya XR screened our very own VR Documentary short featuring Saravanaa Balasubramaniam and his journey up Batu Caves during Thaipusam 2019. This exhibition was held in conjunction with the Penang State Ponggol celebration to acknowledge beliefs, practices and the arts within the Malaysian Indian Community.
Cahaya XR: First Edition @ George Town Festival 2022
The Cahaya XR: First Edition was a physical and virtual exhibition, featuring new XR works by Penang artists Whitebones, Kabilan, and Ysabel Loh! The exhibition fuses local stories with immersive technology to demonstrate new ways of reimagining Penang’s traditional stories while showcasing how the metaverse can be used to hold space for inclusive community storytelling.
Into the Metaverse @ Butterworth Fridge Festival 2022
“Into the Metaverse” was an XR arts showcase presenting the vibrant works of two Penang street artists, Taz and Fakh who have each taken a deep dive into utilising Tiltbrush and similar VR creation tools to create during a 2 week residency. The audience experiences an immersive world that housed all the artworks created. The exhibition also welcomed VR live painting performances by local artists, Taz and Lavish.