Alone Again, Natura-Diddily (2022)
An interactive virtual reality (VR) application that explores the idea of digitizing and converting natural assets such as rocks, plants and cultural objects into mixed realities.
Users are invited to experiment, connect and delve into the results of digitised organic objects. Environmental topics such as climate change and cultural preservation can be difficult in terms of how they are portrayed in visual art, however, new technologies and tools such as VR enable viewers to personally reflect on these important discussions.
The application maintains a playfulness to its design and interactivity, highlighting the endless creative possibilities one can associate with technology and nature. There are notable changes in how digital art is experienced, with a majority of younger Irish generations growing up in an era of social media and technology. Photogrammetric processes used in my work are relevant to its potential importance on digitally archiving content for future generations spanning across multiple disciplines including but not limited to education, visual art and academic research.
Design: Andrew McSweeney
Sound Design: Chris Somers
Eco Festival: Earth Rising, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin // 21.10.22 - 23.10.22