Images below: stills Mozilla Hub room
Episode 02 - wandering the archive, which is hosted on the social VR platform Mozilla Hubs, travels into an environment without time-space attribution.
We find ourselves in the head of the drone, traveling through the archive of its processed data, which consists of fragments of the previous world.
These remaining excerpts stand as a proxy for that forgotten history that has been lost in brutal landscape inscriptions caused by exploitation of earthly resources.
Within 4 scenes reminiscent of a musical, we wander through 3D models and listen to the song of the drone, texts that also repeatedly appear in the virtual world itself and describe its surroundings and happenings.
Images below: installation views Theater der Dinge, Berlin, Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen + stills Mozilla Hubs
The third and final episode, mines of the glacier, exists as a variable sized walk-through VR installation as well as a browser based Mozilla Hubs experience.
In three scenes, the potentials of symbiotic interspecies relationships are explored and, at the same time, a new beginning is imagined as a consequence of the brutality of human impact on nature.
Visitors travel as avatars, a hybrid virtual body representing a lichen, ice and techno being, into a 3D scan of a melting glacier cave, a symbol of climate change, but also a place of archives and history uncovering, into the world of lichens,
a super plant that has super powers due to its symbiotic existence, consisting of algae and fungus. In the third scene, we travel to the technosphere, where the physical body gradually dissolves, everything is digitally connected and you can take on any form.