Thijs Biersteker
Awarness artist to create sustaineble digital work on topics of climate change, pollution and nature
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Volverium

VOLVERIUM

A kinetic planetarium of new perspectives for a world that seems to have less of it.


 
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In a world where we seem to loose respect for
each others unique perspectives,

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I created a planetarium where everyone can experience a world of new viewpoints.

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No matter where you are, or where you’re from, you can step inside a universe of new perspectives by putting on the VR glasses, and looking through the camera in the middle of the installation.


Volverium creates awareness for the impact of algorithms that result in today’s information bubbles.

The powerful algorithms designed to reinforce our interests also ensure that we see little of what’s new, different or unfamiliar. Volverium aims to open us up again to a universe of new perspectives by putting you in the middle of it. Blending reality and virtual reality in analog ways.


Looking through VR glasses, the high tech planetarium like piece places you in the centre of a new universe. Giant lenses turn around you, rhythmically, elegantly distorting and bending reality as you experience it now, creating new viewpoints to look at your surroundings.

The art installation is created in collaboration with musician Jacco Gardner in the context of his new album. Living on the edges of kinetic art, virtual reality and augmented reality the music and installation guide you along new viewpoints and bended realities.

Just as the eye was made to see colours, and the ear to hear sounds, so the human mind was made to understand, not whatever you please, but quantity
— Johannes Kepler

Supported by
Creative Industries Fund NL


Engineering
Casper van der Meer

Technologist
Kees Plattel

Junior technologist
Melanie Kool

Music
Jacco Gardner


With special thanks to
Ubi de Feo, Sylvain Vriens, Rein Janssen, Better Future Factory


Research and  collaboration

Research and
collaboration



 

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