Virtual Reality

 

 

THE KVETNY GALAXY III 2019 

 

 

Written, directed and VR art work by:

Ida Kvetny

Words:

Ida Marie Hede

Speaker:

Grete Tulinius

Music by:

La Fontaine d’Arethuse, Mythica: Works for Violin and Piano- Benedikte Damgaard & Emil Gryesten

PLATFORM

HTC Vive and Oclus Rift  

Duration:

6 min

Credits:

Made in Unity

 

THE KVETNY GALAXY III 2019

This artwork is a collaboration between an author ( Ida Marie Hede) and artist (Ida Kvetny). The author has written a text inspired by the artist’s work, where after the artist again has created a new digital work inspired by the words.

The Kvetny Galaxy III unfolds a “Surreal Universe”. The dense dazzled scenario feels, right out of a dystopian magical tale. 3D scanned ceramic sculptures, VR-sculpted animations and classical music lead you by the words into the galaxy. The psychedelic scenes are warped and dreamlike and dripping with saturated colors. There’s a dark feel and an open composition with amoebic creators with transparent souls. The landscape is strange and salute the metaverse. Meanwhile, the floating forms and deep blues call to mind Chagall. With an inspiration by Freud the viewer becomes an conduction archaeologist of the mind. Who attempts to uncover buried thoughts and feelings, to place them in context, to try to understand the relationships between them. The Kvetny Galaxy II looks something like an archaeologist’s lab turned upside down, with strange, unidentifiable organisms and artifacts left and right. Using an “ancient language that transcends time, place, and culture,” the nightmarish landscapes provoke thought and wonder and dread. Philosophical and artistic influences aside, this dark world is a way to connect the digital and the analogue world.

 

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TEXT

By

Ida Marie Hede

 

The Kvetny dark of night encloses the city. City lights flare. A fluttering activity begins in the small civilization. No one knows the origin of each object, but the place is filled with things. What things? How did they get here? The treetops murmur and whine glitteringly in silver, they want to answer, the trees begin to stutter a slow tale of creation:

In the dawn of time – no, at once – the Kvetny Organism came into life – she grew out of nothing, or maybe out of a wormhole or a thought . Now she was bald, now she coquettishly flicked her hair.  Then she resembled a woman, and then an atmosphere.

A soft, upholstered sleeping mask appeared and covered the Kvetny organism’s half closed eyes. Her hands suddenly moved on their own and grabbed the small controllers. Thus, an aura of wild authority manifested itself in and around the Kvetny organism. She enjoyed pulling the controllers and listening to the low pulse of the machine.

In the calm Kvetny dark of night a circle rotated 360 degrees. It moved in small, angry and tickling thrusts to one, then to the other side across bridges and through passages. She pulled on the controllers, the circle withdrew its eyes. Pixels appeared like buds shooting into the night. No pixels occurred randomly, even though they appeared in a crowd. Each octagonal image comprised a sad heart.

The Kvetny organism woke, threw her hair to one side, then to the other. With the wind in her face she stretched her sculptural body in a flood of mother-of-pearl, twisted her head back and let herself multiply in new bodies. She was fond of  many detachable hands and many detachable masks. It was the dark of night’s walk-in closet. Filled with limbs that could float freely. You could put a large finger through the lever in her back. From her glazed, metallic skin, from her DNA and from her eyes and from her rays into the world, she begot everything hallucinatory and all the glittering snakes that were found in humans’ hair and around their arms. The Kvetny organism begot many things. She was athletic and bizarre. She trained like a fury with her chic little kettlebell that had her own image chiseled into it. She allowed it to float through the digital wormholes of the night.

The Kvetny organism whispered-summoned all the things with which she wanted to populate the world: Billboards with 80s kissing mouths. Fighter amazones with aluminum lustre. The mime floated through a Möbius band. She invited everyone who wanted to change their eyes to look through the machine of the upholstered glasses. All the eyes of the city appeared. They looked through the dark of night at the flirting, outdated pictures. The pictures turned to the side and became things of several dimensions. The digital breath of the Kvetny organism had resuscitated every single old drawing in the world and now the drawings recirculated, crowding like small punks, thrown from parallel world to parallel world. They were cracked in precisely the right way. Corny and shimmering of old symbolic and new meanings. It was a great sorrow to the Kvetny organism that surfaces always froze and that pieces of cloth stopped flowing freely in the warm night winds. The brusque monuments barked at her, they were wild and stupid dogs. She left solidified old fathers on their piedestals. She was all in silver. As the organism that she was, she floated everywhere like oxygen and gave high fives to the other floaters. 

 

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Contact ida@kvetny.dk for information about the VR work The Kvetny Galaxy III 2019 

 

 

 

 

GAZE 2019

 

 

Director / VR Artwork

Ida Kvetny

Technical assistance 
Christopher O`Shea (Real Engine for scenario and lightning)

Music by
La Fontaine d’Arethuse, Mythica: Works for Violin and Piano- Benedikte Damgaard & Emil Gryesten.

The VR work (file) can be viewed via a PC in an Oculus Rift or Htc Vive

 

 

GAZE 2019

In the VR art work GAZE, the audience takes on a surreal and virtual art experience, where the oldest art forms such as the sculpture and the painting meet the future of the digital age. Through the work, the audience will be able to challenge the law of gravity andfloatin an inner landscape with recognizable urban elements and 3D scanned ceramic sculptures. The work is based on a kind of new psychedelic revolution with references to surrealism and automatic drawing – now as an experience in four dimensions, where the viewer will be able to move freely inside the work. The VR work is meant to be viewed either alone or in the context of a physical art installation containing a pair of rebuild panorama binoculars, which previously stood on an old tower’s platform in Copenhagen. Now it has been updated for VR and lets the viewer explore an ancient language that transcend times, places and cultures, in this digital age, – a GAZE of phenomena and archetypes at a time when concepts like collective subconsciousness, memory storage and artificial intelligence form a new conception of reality.

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