Anna Klam, Hannah Kotai, Andreas Thaler & Lukas Vorreiter
Reefkid - Clownfish Experience, 2020
VR experience for HTC Vive
In the shadow of the buildings, the clown fish always finds a covered path to its destination. When on guard and avoiding open spaces, he explores the flora on the new Bozner reef. The anemones and sea grasses in the former water basin offer optimal protection against danger. But also the statues and shrubs, which swing gently in the waves of the water, offer plenty of hiding places for the little fish. In the once invisible areas, exotic, new types of coral, seaweed and anemones have formed over the centuries. Protected by the currents, in niches and on ornaments of the fountain, the new species grow and flourish. But not only the clown fish has created a new home on Boznerplatz, no countless other species have also settled here. The underwater world VR experience of Reefkid allows you to explore the Boznerplatz square of Innsbruck from the vision of a clownfish, in which leaves of trees become places to hide and meditate, statues become your home, the city can be seen from above and lots of new friends to meet.
Duration: 5 min.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
This work "Reefkid" was developed as part of the 52 HZ – Weird Intermediate Beings, Virtual Reality Seminar at ./studio3 Institute for experimental architecture in University of Innsbruck in 2020 under the supervision of Uwe Brunner & Cenk Güzelis. The collective has researched on new way of seeing in LIDAR Scan Environments through various Animal Visions (Snail,Chameleon,Mandarinfish,Dragonfly,Clownfish,
Python) to create virtual reality experiences that can change the way we perceive our built environments. All pieces of the exhibition: Jaclyn Debiasi, Iris Schumacher, Rebecca Sillaber, The Forbidden Fruit, 2020. Johanna Acham, Stephan Höllwarth, Jan Con, Sandro Sanin, Unexpected Observer, 2020. David Kienpointner, Nathaniel Nutt, Moritz Riedl, Konrad Sonne, Submerge, 2020. Sabrina Neuwirth, Fabio Brun, Laura Kopp, Magdalena Recheis, Paradox, 2020. Jan Classen, Jonas Längenfelder, Anna Pompermaier, Jim Wagner, Counterfactual Mythologies, 2020.
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