The overarching aim of this project was to create a unique interactive 360° video experience of the Mar Menor that manifests the anthropocene effects on this natural landscape as augmented surreal and metaphysical interpretations of the artist’s experiences during the residency and available scientific data of the Mar Menor ecosystem. Through envi-ronmental, social, economic and cultural observations and encounters the team developed an immersive 360° environment that incorporates both video and audio recordings with augmented imaginary and predicted reali-ties transformed from scientific data in obscure and pro-found guises. This 360° telematic installation incorporat-ing live audience interaction within the original 360° video experience was exhibited at ther Centro Cultural Puertas de Castila in Murcia in May 2019.This collaborative project is born out of a 10 day residency on the Mar Menor, a 170 km² saltwa-ter lagoon on the south east coast of Spain in September 2018, where the majority of the primary research took place by gathering 360º video material from observations, expe-riences and interviews. The project has been developed by a team of three UK artists, each bringing specific experience and knowledge of 360° video to under-take the research and create a unique understanding and manifestation of the changing ecosystem of the Mar Menor. This collaborative project incldues Paul Sermon who is has developed collocated telematic experiences in 360° live video environments, Charlotte Gould's im-mersive 360° animated augmented reality and Jeremiah Ambrose who worked on gaze controlled navigation through 360° video narratives. This practice-based team of artists are currently undertaking research using a range of video and gaming software and advanced hardware devices, including Insta360 Pro 8K video cameras and Oculus Rift head-mounted-displays in conjunction with live video switchers. This has produced a range of ultra HD 360° out-puts involving stereo 8K and real-time 4K environments with augmented live 360° video and animation sequences through live chroma-keying effects.
Residency and Project Proposal. PDF
Installation Concept PDF (5 MB)
Project Development Questionnaire and Outcomes PDF (1 MB)
ISEA2019 Panel Paper PDF (1 MB)
ISEA2019 Panel Presentation PDF (15 MB)
EUROSION Case Study Mar Menor PDF (1 MB) http://www.eurosion.org
Centro Puertas de Castilla exhibition website http://centropuertasdecastilla.es/event/reset-mar-menor