This powerful and highly personal meditation detailing the effects of the COVID-19-pandemic on filmmakers Mika Johnson and Marcel Karnapke witnesses the unfolding of surreal landscapes upon vast horizons.
A mesmerising art piece by Marcel Karnapke and Mika Johnson, Ilios deals with the lingering effects of the COVID-19 crisis on both their personal lives and wider society. The two creators had originally planned a collaboration for a German digital art project in February when the pandemic struck and the project was shut down. Johnson found himself stuck in North America for the remainder of the spring. As a result, the artists transformed their personal correspondences over the next few months into a captivating Virtual Reality meditation. Visual patterns emerge out of nowhere, occasionally allowing glimpses of recognisable shapes before even those fade away again, leaving us confronted with our own personal fears, doubts and sense of loneliness in the world.
Marcel Karnapke, Mika Johnson
Germany-Czech Republic 2020
Duration: 9 minutesFormat: 6DOF
Directors: Marcel Karnapke, Mika Johnson
Sound: Jackson Bierfeldt
Concept and VR Developer: Marcel Karnapke
Script: Mika Johnson
Narrators: Mika Johnson, Jackson Bierfeldt
You'll need an Oculus Rift, Rift S or HTC Vive tethered headset to experience this work for free
From Wednesday 7 October until Sunday 18 October 2020