META | m o r p h

Shown at

- CREATIVATE at the virtual National Arts Festival 2020 (Makhanda, South Africa) 

- Vrystaat Kunstefees Snelstroom 2020 (Free State, South Africa)

Year

2020

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PROJECT CREDITS

Concept & Direction: Inka Kendzia & Louise Coetzer

Music: Brydon Bolton, Mr Sakitumi, Shane Cooper, Matthijs van Dijk 

Choreography: Louise Coetzer

Projection Art, Visual Effects & Compositing: Inka Kendzia

Performed by Darkroom Contemporary

Dancers: Christopher Sherwood – Adcock, Farnel Smart, Mukovhe Monyai, Carla Scholtz, Gabriel Mehlomakhulu

Lidar Scan & 3D: Jason Stapleton

Videography: Oscar O’Ryan

Seconds Camera: Inka Kendzia 

Edit: Oscar O’Ryan

Coding: Lasse Manson 

META| m o r p h is an interactive online experience fusing dance, music, film, projection art & animation, to ideate digital disruption of the human experience. At the intersection between art and technology, 

 

The work speaks to digital disruption and its effects on our human experience, today and in the near future. Digital and virtual connections weave us together, creating new modes for connection, while simultaneously causing isolation. The work immerses the viewer in a dreamscape where the dialogue between real and virtual, human and digital, collides indefinitely. 

 

Created during lockdown , June 2020.

 

META | m o r p h is an interactive film, inviting you, the viewer, into a “choose your own adventure” style experience. At the start of the journey, you are presented with four representations:

 

evolution 

rebirth

transfiguration

alteration

 

By selecting one option, you enter a room where you meet the main character for that channel. After each chapter, you will be given the choice between two options to continue watching the character’s journey. Each choice results in a unique interaction between the main character and their virtual self, human self, invisible self, or fictional self, while also determining which conclusion of that character’s story you experience.

 

Once you reach an ending, the interactive film gives you the option to go back to the start of the same story and make different choices, to experience another outcome. Or, you could select a new word, to start a second journey with a different character. After that play through, choose your next story or restart the same story with new choices, and so on.

 

The average viewing of one story ends after 7 minutes.There is 46 minutes of unique footage divided between 28 segments. Trying out all possible options across all four stories, results in 52 minutes of unique play.

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Presented as part of Creativate Digital Arts Festival. META | m o r p h is made possible through support from the National Lotteries Copmmission and the National Arts Festival.

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