Once in a while you find yourself in an odd situation. You get into it by degrees and in the most natural way but, when you are right in the midst of it, you are suddenly astonished and ask yourself how in the world it all came about.
— Thor Heyerdahl
It’s been a long way down working on this project. To discover the nonexistent world you must be lost in the world of fog.
How to discover something new? How to invent a new time, a new place, a new species, and a new story? These have been the core questions in my mind while I was lost in the vast sea of world-building.
During the residency, I’ve been working on developing a virtual utopia on Hubs and reading/researching stories related to Utopia. The result was presented during three workshops that I ran at the end of my residency.
I also developed the foundation of my upcoming film plan. I am planning to create a seven-channel video installation in the form of a heptagon that will aim to create a heterotopia.
The outline of the film is about two characters discovering the language of utopia through a crashed artificial satellite which is “English”.
In the virtual world that I created (on Mozilla Hubs), you will see some bibliographies placed chronologically. Each book represents the science and philosophy of their world and reflects the previous century. There are mirrors placed precisely so we can see the back of our universe. I am trying to discover how to place them so light can pass through.
You will also see a portal that goes to a blank utopia that you can explore and create your own, documentaries of the workshops, a prototype of the video installation, and two talks by myself about my theories of Utopia.
I put all of these in the virtual world at Hubs. Click here to visit.