To the Work in Progress exhibition by Platform Minerva I’ve contributed Web Spaces, a series of 3D printed webpages in combination with Architectural Explorations, a dual-screen interactive installation.
The goal here is to get everything I’ve been working on recently out of my studio. I put it all into one room, to get an overview and reflect on the works.
Back from New York and back at work with some new inspiration (as well as body, time, rhythm fucked-up-ness).
Here are some (more) screenshots from the video piece I am currently working on (titled: “Your mouth is like the feet of the octopus she said”),
These specific renders are heavily inspired conceptually by Carlos Castaneda (not sure which book but at one point he meets the moth gate keeper and battle him fearing for his life (as he always kindof does) to gain access to another part of his dreamworld. It is also aesthetically heavily influenced by Hieronymus Bosch (“The temptation of st Anthony”).
Everything comes together eventually it seems…
Web Spaces – 3D Printed Web Pages is a project I’ve been working on during the Summer Sessions 2016 residency. There’s a nice article about it on the V2_ webpage which introduces the project like this:
Jip de Beer’s Web Spaces is an ongoing investigation into the structure of web pages. How can three dimensional beings, like you and me, explore the virtual landscape of web pages? By rendering the building blocks of a web page in three dimensions, the architecture beneath its surface is revealed.
“Never has the interaction with a web page been so physical”
44 x 44 x 27 cm
*No need for VR viewer