you could throw a kaenga
Virtual Reality and logbook (drawings, paintings and notes)
In the work you could throw a kaenga, I explore states of consciousness related to sleep. In the first phase of the project, I withdrew into seclusion to experiment intensively with a wide variety of techniques and substances that are intended to be helpful, for example, in inducing lucid dreams. A lucid dream or lucid dream is a dream in which the dreamer becomes aware that he or she is dreaming, that is, part of the waking consciousness is active during sleep. Depending on the person and the degree of practice, the dream environment and action can be controlled in this state of consciousness. I documented my experiences by means of a large number of notes, small-format paintings and drawings. The result is a 188-page diary-like volume, a kind of logbook. In a second phase, I processed the collected experiences and the resulting material with the help of the medium of virtual reality. In this process, I combined 3D models, photogrammetric elements, sound, text, drawings, and video fragments into a digital environment consisting of five sceneries that can be explored with the help of a VR headset and controllers.
I am particularly interested in the parallels between the two worlds of experience, (lucid) dream and virtual reality, and the possibility of making the individual dream reality experienceable for the viewer through immersive media.