Nov 9-13, 2017

Immersive Animation: Maarten Isaak de Heer

Run Time: Language:

Synopsis

Maarten Isaäk de Heer is a Dutch animation artist living and working in Berlin. His early works are comments on modern western society, often conveyed with a dark sense of humor. De Heer is now working on fulldome, 360° and VR panoramas and two of these works, [mu:sterman] – a Flood Story and FEBRUAR, will screen in the VR Gallery during the festival’s opening weekend and in the Houston Museum of Natural Science Fulldome Dance and Animation program on November 13.

In this VR Gallery presentation, de Heer will show a wide range of his animated productions, from the black humor of his early animations through his recent turn towards “Wimmelbild” or “busy pictures” teeming with activity, permitting an undirected experience of viewing. He will discuss what it means to be working on the border between film, painting, and moving image art, and his recent, unexpected plunge into immersive fulldome and virtual reality. As he put it: “I was just looking for more space to draw.” He will share some of his exciting new works in progress, including a monumental lenticular print and a new fulldome film in production in his Plantarium Lichtenberg.

Maarten Isaäk de Heer is a Dutch animation artist living and working in Berlin. His early works are comments on modern western society, often conveyed with a dark sense of humor. De Heer is now working on fulldome, 360° and VR panoramas and two of these works, [mu:sterman] – a Flood Story and FEBRUAR, will screen in the VR Gallery during the festival’s opening weekend and in the Houston Museum of Natural Science Fulldome Dance and Animation program on November 13.

In this VR Gallery presentation, de Heer will show a wide range of his animated productions, from the black humor of his early animations through his recent turn towards “Wimmelbild” or “busy pictures” teeming with activity, permitting an undirected experience of viewing. He will discuss what it means to be working on the border between film, painting, and moving image art, and his recent, unexpected plunge into immersive fulldome and virtual reality. As he put it: “I was just looking for more space to draw.” He will share some of his exciting new works in progress, including a monumental lenticular print and a new fulldome film in production in his Plantarium Lichtenberg.

Breaking News

Facebook
Instagram
Twitter