Local Binaries (360 video version)

  • Artist: Lauren Moffatt
  • Release year: 2023
  • Running time: 00:05:32
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IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a 360 video documentation film of an interactive experience! This video is not interactive. //// Everyone you meet carries a world inside themselves. What does yours look like?” The artist Lauren Moffatt posed this question to nine women around the world. With the help of therapeutic techniques for the self (such as body mapping, for instance), the participants concentrated on their internal state of mind, describing it as a landscape. They imagined geological shapes, sounds, plants, weather systems, and architecture in order to express their feelings. Afterward, they gave their scenes to the artist. Moffatt recreated the elements of each report and worked with artificial intelligence (AI) to visualize every single detail described. She then painted the images produced by AI by hand, scanned them, and finally modeled and animated them in 3D. Working with software normally used to make computer games, she creates a vast, virtual universe. In it she weaves and collages together the individual stories, allowing users to integrate with them. Local Binaries operates with digital technologies in order to create a collective and intimate place that is deliberately deaccelerated and decentralized. In this way, Moffatt’s world stands in contrast to the tech giants’ meta-universe. Presented as a part of UNLEASHED UTOPIAS, exhibition of the VR ART PRIZE in cooperation with CAA Berlin (September 9 – November 5, 2023 at Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin). More information: vrkunst.dkb.de


(c) Lauren Moffatt