A post-2020-apocalyptic mourning. <> This Virtual Reality experience is inspired by zoology and particularly the collective characteristics of insect communities, by Ancient Greek Drama, autism and repetition. (Participations: Ars_Electronica .ART_Global_Gallery 2020/VR section) Credit: Cat & Greek Monument Photos by Petros Chytiris.

BY  Vanessa Ferle (GR)

“An interdisciplinary female human, born by the sea, combining arts, design and science; through experimentations, correlations, and collisions.” Vanessa Ferle is an artist, graphic designer and neuroscientist. She has studied biology and neuroscience at School of Science of the National Kapodistrian University of Athens and at Medical School of Athens, and digital arts and new media at Athens School of Fine Arts and University Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint-Denis. She is combining her interdisciplinary interests in art projects and artistic research. Her research focuses on the affective side of art in correlation to anthropomorphism. In specific, her focus is on the representation of animals per se and on the animal essence that automation, machines and smart technologies infuse into digital art, and the emotional response of humans to this “animal-effect”. She has present her works of VR, AR, digital images, experimental and animation film in various festivals.