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A riff on the classic British nature documentary, this optimistic interactive VR experience takes on the future of evolution and the apparent inevitability of insects becoming humanity’s main food source. Fashioned out of animated, watercolored, handcrafted miniatures, ANIMALIA SUM is a peculiar and surreal rabbit hole that takes audiences through a lesson of the medicinal and nutritional values of insects, as well as what it means to be an insect in the new food economy.

Screens at New Frontier at The Ray

YEAR 2019

CATEGORY New Frontier Exhibitions

COUNTRY Germany/Brazil/Iceland

RUN TIME 9 min

COMPANY Bianca Kennedy & The Swan Collective

WEBSITE http://www.biancakennedy.com, http://www.swancollective.com

EMAIL info@biancakennedy.com, info@swancollective.com

PHONE +4917656803695


Lead Artists
Directors of Virtual Production
3-D Artists

Artist Bio

Bianca Kennedy

Bianca Kennedy studied art at Athens School of Fine Arts and the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich and completed her diploma with a Meisterschüler degree (2017). Scholarships have brought her to North America, Barcelona, Athens, and Tokyo. Kennedy's animations, VR experiences, and site-specific installations were shown at CCBB Rio de Janeiro, MACBA Barcelona, Literaturhaus Berlin, and Colombo Art Biennale in Sri Lanka, among others.

Felix Kraus

Felix Kraus is the founder of The Swan Collective and studied media art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich and HfG Karlsruhe. Works of the collective were shown in places like Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, C-Gallery in Milan, Alessandro Casciaro in Bolzano, Kunsthalle Schweinfurt, and the Egyptian Museum in Munich.