Friday, November 11, 2022

Welcome to Sloomooverse - Web-AR Interactive Experience

Created by Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger
Development by Marcos Boero - Devenred
3D by Jordan Gantier and Lucas Ordoñez

Sloomoo Institute, 475 Broadway, SoHo, New York, NY 10013, Starting September 22, 2022
November 19 in Chicago and Atlanta

Sloomooverse is an interactive web-AR experience. Sloomoo is entering your real world environment (SLAM), and spreading mini-sloomoo in their path. When detecting a sloomooverse (image targets), Sloomoo enters a 3D world which is VR or AR based, where they can interact in different way, swimming their way through an underwater mysterious world of treasures, jumping on the moon surrounded by a magical sky and planets, become an 8bit version of themselves, and poping on tap, in a very 80s videogamish way, enter a psychedelic world where giant mushrooms grow and Sloomoo dances under a kaleidoscopic sky and floor, or enjoys a rain of french fries.
The web-AR contains therefore six experiences in one, and because it is a web-Based AR experience, people don't need to download anything to start experiencing it.
As an added feature, the experience can be photographed or recorded.

SLIMEY MIRROR - Sloomoo Institute - New York, Chicago, Atlanta

Created by Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger
Interactive Design by Aniol Saurina Masó
3D Design by Lucas Ordoñez
Music by Pei Pei Music

Sloomoo Institute, 475 Broadway, SoHo, New York, NY 10013, Starting September 22, 2022
Opening November 19, 2022 in Chicago and Atlanta

Slimey Mirror is an immersive interactive installation which reflect on the self, our identity, and how do we relate to our inner child, when exposed to a different environment where one can see an image of themselves but not quite themselves.
When entering, the interactivity allows for people to see their self as an avatar of slime, responding to one's movement in a mirrored manner, and at the same time responding to the laws of motion of slime. The environment is a cave also made of slime, and it can interact with people by spilling slime of different textures. When prompted by a ball of slime, people can also throw slime at the mirror and at one another.
The experience of reflecting oneself onto a mirror is always a learning experience, here we want people to free themselves from their self-reflection and discover the possibilities of being in a slime body.
The installation works with a full body tracking sensor, and therefor allows to move freely in the space without having to wear any technology. We are looking to create an experience in which people can instinctively interact, with technology invisible.

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Dream-e-scape at Microwave Media Art Festival, Hong Kong

An Immersive Interactive Cinematic Art Installation by Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger

"Blend make-believe with reality in “Dream-e-scape,” by Laia Cabrera & Isabelle Duverger. A room that manages to feel intimate and limitless at the same time.
As the walls shift into countless scenes ranging from the familiar (a tranquil coral reef) to the fantastical (a vortex of swirling cosmos), you’ll feel like you’ve tumbled down the rabbit hole into Wonderland.
Your every movement and action in Dream-e-scape will unlock different scenarios and dreams.
Keep your eyes wide open as you make the art come alive!"
— Secret Los Angeles, June 29, 2022

Flutter Experience Art Gallery, 217 S La Brea, Los Angeles, CA - December 2, 2021 to December 1, 2022
Dream-e-scape at Microwave Media Arts Festival - Oct 28, 2022 - Nov 6, 2022 - Hong Kong City Hall
#Hybrid Vision - Panasonic Digital Art Competition 2022 - Interactive Digital Art Nominee

"Dream-e-scape" is an interactive projection art installation about lucid dreams, created by filmmaker Laia Cabrera and multimedia artist Isabelle Duverger, in collaboration with interactive designer Aniol Saurina Masó and composer and instrumentalist Nana Simopoulos.

The piece is an immersive and interactive 360º installation about the mind and the search for awareness in which the public experiences a sensory voyage that captures the surreal nature of dreams, where the line is blurred between the physical and the digital world, between the real and the imaginary.

“Dream-e-scape” is based on the state of sleep, an imaginary journey one can experience with the eyes wide open. The piece explores the concept of Lucid Dream, the state in which we are asleep and become aware we are dreaming, and the ability we have to control the dreams, the agency we have over our thoughts and desires. We are testing reality, are we awake?

Conceived and Directed by Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger
Interactive Design by Aniol Saurina Masó
Original music composition by Nana Simopoulos
Cinematography and Editing by Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Close-Up / Primer Pla immersive video and sound installation

Directed by Laia Cabrera in collaboration with Isabelle Duverger

Conceived and created by Laia Cabrera & Isabelle Duverger
Original music by Nana Simopoulos and Enrique Granados
Cinematography and Editing by Laia Cabrera & Isabelle Duverger

"In a world in which one is tempted to forget or ignore too much, the reconquest of our collective past should be among our first projects for our future.” Umberto Eco
Close-Up/Primer Pla: An Immersive Cinematic Art Installation is a poem to Catalan landscape and architecture, a visual tone poem that uncovers new parallels between identifiable motifs of the land and the built environment, between nature and art. The tale it weaves navigates between gentle familiar territory and sudden, revelatory estrangement, spanning both distant memory and nostalgia for what is yet to come.
Conceived as a visual narrative memoir, looking back and looking forward, a filmic poem of future nostalgia and selective memory. Capturing the instant, going back to the origin, a memory in act. The piece departs from three major themes for the visual storytelling: Place + People + Values.
Unveiling a sensorial “viatge” as a “spiral”, we created an oneiric journey merging and juxtaposing the essence of these thematic concepts as a triptych video installation. With a cinematic style, using mathematic patterns in nature like spiral, fractals, voronoi, the symbolic tradition of Castells, the textures and shapes of modern architectural landscapes of Catalunya; a visual storytelling materializing thoughts, allegories, scenic metaphors and imaginary skylines. Our focus was also on the rituals of togetherness and solidarity, images of embrace and openness of a community.
The gaze is on the details, the poetry, the beauty of the senses and the longing for an inclusive and sustainable future. A path forward – unveiled through collective traditions and multiculturalism.

Presented at:
Delegation of the Government of Catalonia to the United States, Washington DC, September 14, 2021
White Space Gallery Chelsea - New York, NY - November 15-16, 2021
Coral Gables Museum, Miamia, FL - November 17, 2021
Sant Jordi USA festival - Jersey City Theater Center, NJ - April 21-24, 2022
The Dumbo Loft - Brooklyn, NY - September 20, 2022

Commissioned by the Delegation of the Government of Catalonia to the United States. Presented with the support of Office of Turism of Catalonia and Prodeca Produced by Laia Cabrera & Co.