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Today’s Artist for MTV’s Open Your Eyes Campaign Focuses on LGBTQ Rights

This week VRFocus has been covering MTV’s Open Your Eyes campaign to do with the US presidential election. Everyday a new artist is showcased, revealing a piece of virtual reality (VR) artwork on a different social theme created with Google Tilt Brush. There’s been Illma Gore’s piece Who’s Watching Who Watches Us? and Dave Persue with his artwork Wrong Hands. Today its the turn of Tyler Wallach Studio with Pulse 49.

Pulse 49 focuses on issues around LGBTQ rights and the attack at the Orlando nightclub earlier this year. On MTV’s Elect This campaign website Wallach said: “My virtual reality piece is to honour the lives of the 49 souls we lost at PULSE nightclub in Orlando on June 12, 2016. As an active member of the LGBTQA community of New York City, I have to realize, it could just as easily have been any one of us, at any gay bar we’ve ever been to. The common ‘gay bar’ is actually a place where many seek solace, family and inclusive community…and our space was betrayed. I created this virtual reality of love because when one of us in the community hurts, we all hurt. This piece is my opportunity to let the world know we will not be torn apart by hate.”

Below is a short video run though of Pulse 49, and under that is the Sketchfab version to peruse as you wish.

VRFocus will be bringing you further artworks from the MTV campaign as it progresses.