A universe of opalescent ecosystems, Diana Lynn VanderMeulen’s Beyond the Starry Mountain is a video experience developed using gaming platform Unity Technologies. Extending from a series of collages, Beyond the Starry Mountain provides a conceptual shift in experiencing an idea across multiple mediums. Un-real landscapes are textured with a digital mashup of past works - including installation based projects, 2D collage and material documentation. Viewers are invited to lounge in visual meditation and digitally insert themselves into the landscape using an augmented reality filter. Find the filter via @dianalynnvdm on instagram.
Beyond the Starry Mountain
20:43mins (endless loop)
Edition 2/ 10
(as custom designed USB)
Transformative Encounters is a short visual narration including 3D animated materials, video recordings and poetic elements that refer to a multitude of bodies and their consecutive encounters with an unfamiliar organism that take place as they intersect, feed, touch, alter, discard, contain, compartmentalize and acknowledge each other’s corporeality.
A xeno-entity and its abstract scaleless anatomical characteristics become the central figure of the narration as it attempts to observe, interlink and communicate with others while its mere unfamiliar existence is developing both into a hindrance and a challenge to identify itself and get identified by the swarm.
3 + 2 AP editions
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