[Posthuman Wombs], 2022
VR experience for Oculus Quest
[Posthuman Wombs] is a gentle journey into an immersive landscape inhabited by pregnant people, called “posthumans.” Nature and technology are not opposites here but directly linked to each other. [Posthuman Wombs] is Anan Fries’s exploration of a non-binary pregnancy and the desire to find community in otherness. The “posthumans” living in the landscape are virtual versions of people who are connected to the theme of pregnancy through either art or activism. Three dimensional scans of them were taken and then digitally impregnated. The work questions common norms and role models, speculating about a possible future in which pregnancy is a technological hack that can be applied to all bodies.
Creator, Director, Script: Anan Fries
Creator, Composition, Sound Design: Malu Peeters
Creative Technologist, VR Developer: Ambrus Ivanyos
Digital Performers: Brandy Butler, Anan Fries, Olivia Hyunsin Kim, Ncube as Bibi, Fercha Pombo, Kübra Uzun, Wheelymum
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Anan Fries (they/them) works at the intersection of digital & performing arts. They are interested in relations of "nature" and technology and they like to use digital technologies in order to make queer perspectives visible. Their VR-essay [POSTHUMAN WOMBS] was presented at IDFA DocLab Amsterdam, DOK Leipzig, GIFF Geneva, Konsthall C Stockholm among other places. They recently received the 3rd prize at the VR ART PRIZE by DKB in Cooperation with CAA Berlin.
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