360 and 180 interactive immersive specialist, director/ digital artist/3D animator for content design and performance creation.
It was probably as I was performing “Migrations” in a dome in 2011 after years of making animations designed to be projected onto single screens that I discovered the thrill of creating interactive immersive performances. In the past years I have also discovered how much fun it is to create VR pieces and project onto buildings. Collaborating with other artists, dancers, composers, musicians is also a great pleasure. Putting together a trusted team to work on a large project just adds to the fun.
I call myself a visual poet because like the best of poetry I want to create a rich, space, environment to dwell in, taking the visible into the invisible, that will facilitate participation and contemplation. Immersive media is a gift in terms of creating this type of space. Metaphor is important to me. I am passionate about striving to create art that reflects the beauty, power, mystery and perhaps absurdity of the relentlessly creative universe we live in.
Audri Phillips is a visualist/3d animator based out of Los Angeles. Starting out as a painter she was quickly drawn to time based art. Always interested in using new tools she has been a pioneer of using computer animation/art in experimental film work including immersive performances. She enjoys creating animations and paintings for single screen, multi screen, domes, immersive environments, dance performances, performance spoken word (VJ Style), stereo projection and print. She has been creating VR/AR content.
Most recently two music video VR pieces were selected for the Fivars 2021 online Festival, “Spiral of Strength” with composer Steve Roach, and “Rokh” with composer Karem Malicki-Sanchez. Her full dome piece, “Migrations” was selected for DTLA 2019.
Currently she is directing and creating all the visual content for “Robot Prayers”. Robot Prayers is a trans-media project which explores AI and our hybrid identities in a world where man and machine are melding. It is a techno conscious sci fi fantasy filled with ever evolving virtual and real characters seeking the truth of who they are.
She performed an immersive show of her visuals with the well known composer/musician Steve Roach at a concert in the Vortex dome produced by Vortex Immersion and The Art of Sound. Other recent immersive dome shows include “Relentless Universe” with the talented Cellist composer Francois le Roux at a Red Bull event, “Migrations” in which she collaborated with composer No’a Winter Lazerus and “Blue Apple” in which she collaborated with Stefan Wenta, choreographer and his dance company. She collaborated with the Maura Townsend dance company in 2016 for an interactive performance at Highways Theater in Santa Monica California. She created animated content for the dome show for the TV series, “Constantine” shown at the 2014 Comic-Con convention. Several of her Fulldome pieces, “Migrations” and “Relentless Beauty” have been juried into “Currents” The Santa Fe International Film Festival and the Jena Full dome Festival in Germany, and she was invited to show several of her dome pieces at the 2016 Imersa Summit. Her fulldome piece, “Migrations” was juried into the 2019 DTLA film festival. Her VR work can be found in the Samsung Independent Milk Channel.
Her work has also been shown at such places as; The Young Projects Gallery, The Los Angeles Film Forum at the Egyptian Theater, Imersa Summit,Siggraph Animation Festival, Full Dome Festival, Siggraph Video Review, Not Still Art Film Festival, with the Louise Reichlin Dance company and others. Besides numerous galleries her paintings have been shown in Madonna’s “Open Your Heart” video, The Beastie Boys, “Shadrach”(which she also art directed) and “Whatsupwitu” an Eddie Murphy, Michael Jackson animated video(which she also art directed), and Konchalosky’s “Shy People”.
Audri has worked for over 20 years as an artist/digital artist in the entertainment industry in Los Angeles. Besides giving her credits on numerous feature films working in the entertainment industry has given her a knowledge of computer animation/visual effects that she has been able to use to advantage in her visual poetry work. She has worked at such major studios as Disney Feature Animation, Sony Imageworks, DreamWorks Feature Animation, Rhythm and Hues, Digital Domain, and Electronic Arts as well as a number of small design boutiques. Her production experience includes cgi art direction/design/visual development /storyboards/color and lighting/efx/layout/animation/modeling/compositing.
Currently, as well as her visual poetry work, she writes online content and a blog for Intel. Audri is an Adjunct professor at Woodbury University, a founding member of the Los Angeles Abstract Film Group, founder of the Hybrid Reality Studio(dedicated to creating VR content) a board member of the Iota Center and she is also an exhibiting member of the LA Art Lab. In 2011 Audri became a resident artist of Vortex Immersion Media and the c3: CreateLAB. She writes online content for Intel.
BFA Carnegie Mellon University