Out of sight, out of mind

Paul Sermon, Charlotte Gould and Jeremiah Ambrose, UK/IRL

The project Out of sight, out of mind is the direct result of RESET>Mar Menor 2018‘s international call for artistic projects. It is an immersive 360° experience of the Mar Menor lagoon, through the use of augmented and live realities, that it will incorporate avant-garde telepresence technology using an artistic installation.

The work has been carried out by a creative research team of artists and academics based in the United Kingdom, composed by Paul Sermon, from the Art School of the University of Brighton, who is currently working on collocated telematic experiences in 360° live video environments, Charlotte Gould, also from the School of Art of the University of Brighton, who is developing immersive 360° animated augmented reality and Jeremiah Ambrose, from the University for the Creative Arts, who is working on gaze controlled navigation through 360° video narratives.

The beginning of their research focused on the lagoon’s ecosystem which is in danger and constant change, as a result of the effects of intensive agriculture, the increase of tourism and the rise of sea level. Each of the artists has contributed specific experiences and knowledge in relation to 360° video, in order to generate new imaginaries and manifestations of the Mar Menor’s ecosystem. Thus, through observations and environmental, social, economic and cultural encounters, the team has created an immersive 360° environment that incorporates audio and video recordings, with augmented realities, images and results, transformed directly from the scientific data and personal experiences in obscure and profound guises, which will invite further reflection.

The project’s main objective is to create an interactive and unique 360° video experience of the Mar Menor, which shows the effects of the Anthropocene in this natural landscape through surrealist and metaphysical augmented interpretations, as the result of the lived experiences by the artists during their residence in the Mar Menor, in September 2018, as well as the observation of current scientific data.

More info http://www.paulsermon.org/oosoom/

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