Virtual Reality project by Juls Gabs, curated by Akin Oladimeji

18 June-4 July 2020

Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop is proud to support a new experimental online digital experiential exhibition, featuring former Radical Resident® Juls Gabs and guest curator Akin Oladimeji for the Virtual Reality project error.

error is a new virtual reality art project dealing with exaggeration, escapism, transparency and bending the truth. Using Instagram filters, Gabs displays our tendency to lie to ourselves and others. She presents personas wearing masks, and her adeptness with social media tools make the four effervescent works in this series capture the zeitgeist.

Juls Gabs (Spain, 1989) is an artist working with sculpture, tech-art, sound, textile and installation. Juls was Radical Resident at Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop in 2019. In 2015 she graduated with a BA(Hons) in Fine Arts and Media from Universidad Francisco de Vitoria (Madrid, Spain) and exhibited her final project at Museo del Traje, Madrid in the same year. Recently she exhibited at Exhibition Space Miguel Hernandez (2018) and Culture House Navacerrada (2018) in Madrid. She is Co-Founder of Tech-Sound Performer group VANILLATRON, which was shortlisted for Music Hackspace in Somerset House, London in 2018 and invited to The SLADE School of Fine Art and Goldsmiths, University of London as part of Performance Exchange in 2017 and 2018. Juls won the Mayte Spinola Prize for Revelation Artist in January 2019 and her work The human vision of the Formal-Aesthetic Struggle of the elements in a fearful space was awarded in 2014 for ‘Indagación de Nuevos Espacios Creativos’.⁠

Akin Oladimeji is London-based with a Master’s in Creative Writing at UEA in 2001. A published author of short stories and poems working in education, he is currently completing another Master’s – History of Art at Birkbeck, University of London.

This exciting experiment is best viewed via your phone/tablet through the gallery’s and artist’s websites. (from 18 June, 1PM)


Title: error
Artist: Juls Gabs
Curator: Akin Oladimeji
Dates: 18 June-4 July 2020
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