Poetically Based Rendering

In collaboration with artist Jemma Woolmore.

Poetically Based Rendering creates multimedia ecofictions around the question of how humans can coexist with complex living systems such as rivers and other bodies of water.

The project is composed by the design of 3D environments, creatures and texts inspired by four bodies of water in Germany. The Oder River, The Britzer Canal in Berlin, the Peene River and the Main River. 
First, the bodies of water were visited, then observed without technical devices. 
During our visits to the rivers, we collected samples of plants, roots and soils, objects and materials that we could use to weave a relationship with the body of water.

In a subsequent step, sound recordings and photographs were made, then processed with digital tools (photogrammetry/polycam, Materialize, Blender 3D) and transferred into virtual worlds. Using game engine technology and artificial intelligence (DALL.E and GPT-3), narrative and visual media can be combined Click here to read some texts..

This way, tangible materiality can be transferred from the real world to digital scenarios and harnessed to create digital weavings, costumes, and rituals.

This project was funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media in the NEUSTART KULTUR program Module D - Digital Mediation Formats.