Embroidery made in September 2014, text inspired by Chief Seattle´s speech of 1854.
Enjoy the silence, video made in February 2017.
Le jardin des pensées/Unfolding - VR prototype and spatial experience by Pernilla Belfrage
Leave the outer world for a while, take a deep breath and be part of the garden of thoughts. Relax and let yourself be immersed into this VR universe. Get a glimpse of a peaceful place, at the intersection of art, sound and tactility.
The prototype was shown for the first time at Nordisk Panorama Film Festival in Malmö, Sweden, September 22-24, 2017.
Le jardin des pensées/Unfolding is a co-production with Boost Hbg and Film i Skåne.
The spatial experience at Nordisk Panorama Film Festival was made in collaboration with the festival and Boost Hbg.
Music: "Libella 3" by Carmen Rizzo, www.carmenrizzo.com and "Saknaden" by Gustaf Spetz, www.gustafspetz.com. Thanks for letting me use your beautiful music!
Made with support from the amazing counsellors; Jakob la Cour (Interaction artist, http://jakoblacour.com), Bjarke Pedersen (Experience designer, https://www.participation.design), Katy Newton (Experience designer, http://www.katynewton.com), Peter Caddock and Johan Källberg (Unity gurus) and the crew at Boost Hbg and Nordisk Panorama Film Festival.
Last, but most importantly - thank you everyone that has participated in the project by embroidering!
Le Jardin des Pensées/Unfolding is a VR experience and spatial experience that through its execution inspires reflection. In the experience the digital and the analogue worlds are interwoven through illustration, classic 2D-animation, collaborative embroidery, and virtual reality technology.
The experience is based on the story of a little flower's journey through life, from a dark, loveless start to a life in full bloom. The story is not bound to time and space because the message; that we are dependent on each other's warmth and concern in order to grow and evolve as human beings is eternally present.
The project is in production.