Frans Masereel VR

Location: Département de Meurthe-et-Moselle
Year: March – June 2018
Nadiya Morenko – Concept, Graphics, Animation
Kim Beck – Programming
K8 Institut – Client/Koordination

To mark the 100th anniversary of the woodcut works by the artist Frans Masereel, a walk-in VR installation was created.

In an appeal „To my friends, the artists“ the artist Frans Masereel wrote shortly after the beginning of the Second World War in November 1939: „We do not have the right to remain silent, nor to be indifferent to what is happening around us“. The fight against war, the untiring commitment to freedom, peace and social justice had already determined the artist’s life and work for almost a quarter of a century by this time. Until the end of his life, he worked against violence and inequality with woodcuts, drawings, watercolours and paintings.

According to these criteria I tried to examine his woodcuts and created whole VR spaces out of them. The final exhibition included 9 VR-Rooms, presented with Samsung Gear and Leap Motion. With the Samsung Gear you felt like you’re, for example, inside a prison, while you could look at a screen and roam around with the leap motion system.

The installation was a huge succes, as the visitors „nerver felt so close to Frans Masereels works before“, as they descibed themselves.

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