Real-time 3D, generated by historically game engines, allows for the instant generation and display of three-dimensional graphics in real-time, typically for interactive purposes. It differs from pre-rendered 3D, where 3D…
“Encounters” is a Mixed Reality experience by Mathieu Pradat, co-produced by SoWhen? and La Prairie Productions.
In February 2021, Freddy Koné, co-founder of Sowhen? was invited to present the “Encounters” project with its creator Mathieu Pradat.
The first part, “The Crowd”, was presented at the MULTIFEST at UDLA (Universidad de Las Américas) in the capital of Ecuador, Quito (click here to read our in-depth article).
The project continued to be produced around the world, following its success in St. Petersburg, with a performance at the Grenier à Sel contemporary art space (Avignon) in April 2021.
For their “Curse of Knowledge” events, the French Institute of St. Petersburg provided an opportunity for contemporary artists to express themselves via their works. The idea was for audiences to gain a better understanding of the issues raised by the works and to be able to ask questions directly.
Virtual and Mixed Reality creations (obtained by blending the physical and digital world) are challenging to both explain and understand as they use technologies and techniques that are unfamiliar to many. They have the unique advantage of rewriting the rules and references of our world, leaving a huge space for the imagination.
The wide spectrum of interpretation is what contributes to the richness of these works. For a more in-depth analysis on the subject, we recommend that) you watch the following video of interviews and live discussions (here).
Below you will find a brief exploration of the main themes discussed in the video link above.