Zenka first displayed her VR heads at the District Gallery in Los Angeles in March 2015. The exhibit, called “Presence” included over 30 headsets chronicling the last 50 years in the development of virtual and augmented reality technology.
The timeline started with early NASA models and Ivan Sutherland’s “Ultimate Display” from 1965. The later versions included models like Oculus Rift, Sulon Cortex, Smart EyeGlass and Hololens.
Zenka’s raku firing process involves pulling pieces from the kiln at extreme temperatures and throwing them into a bucket of combustibles which ignite into flames.
Check out the sculptures on a 3D timeline.
Become Part of the Collection
Sculptures of industry greats and VR enthusiasts are now being added to the VR head collection via gift and via custom orders. Become part of history and join the collection wearing your favorite vintage or cutting edge VR goggles.
These Brilliant Sculpture Masks Chart Virtual Reality’s History | Road To VR | by Matthew Terndrup | April 25, 2015
At Last! Virtual Reality Becomes Virtually Real | KCRW (print and radio segment) | by Lisa Napoli | March 4, 2015
Tour of Zenka Art Exhibit: The History of Virtual Reality in Japanese Raku Sculpture | Vrideo (360 video interview) | by Chadwick Turner | July 11, 2015
Preview of Virtual Reality’s “Presence” by Zenka, Opening at District Gallery Saturday| Cartwheel Art Magazine | by Cindy Schwarzstein | March 5, 2015
Ceramic Street Artist Zenka Takes on Virtual Reality | LATaco | March 6th, 2015