Bianca Kennedy & The Swan Collective
ANIMALIA SUM, 2019
ANIMALIA SUM: I am animals. I eat animals. This duality exists in Bianca Kennedy & The Swan Collective’s virtual reality experience, which is about the future consumption of insects as humanity's main food source. The voice of David Attenborough is guiding the viewer through dystopic sceneries, collected via 3D scans in Brazil, Canada and Iceland. Using virtual reality glasses, the observer slips into the minds of the insects and experiences the promise of salvation from the other side: gaping human mouths and overcrowded bug farms. In turn, the bugs advocate for the human consumption of protein-rich whales. Why should an individual whale be more valuable than a billion friendly beetles?
Compatible with all VR headsets, optimized for Mobile VR, Oculus Go and Oculus Quest.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
In their joint work Bianca Kennedy (*1989) & The Swan Collective (founded in 2007) deal with the future of evoulution and its impact on plants, animals and humans. They studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, HFG Karlsruhe and Athens School of Fine Art and both received Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes. Their works garnered numerous scholarships and awards like the prestigious LOOP Discover Award in Barcelona. ANIMALIA SUM is their 4th project together.
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