Photos by Felix Gaedtke, deisgn by Herbert Mueller
Culture & nature in extinction
A propos du project
KUSUNDA explores what it means to lose a language and what it takes to preserve one. The experience contrasts two generations — represented by 86-year-old Kusunda shaman Lil Bahadur and 15-year-old Hema — set apart by their lifestyles and brought together by the struggle for their indigenous identity.
In this episode of the documentary VR series ‘Speak the Unspoken’, you meet Hema as she reminds her grandfather of his forgotten mother tongue. You navigate through the narrative by speaking words in the endangered indigenous language and join the fight against its extinction.
|Format||Real Time Rendered, 6 Dof, Installation|
|Platforme||Htc Vive, Oculus Rift, Unity, Photogrammetry, Volumetric, 3D animation, AI enabled voice interaction|
NowHere Media (Germany), INVR (Germany), Fasad (Sweden), Poké Poké Creative (Taiwan)
|Date d’achèvement prévue||30/11/2020|
|Partenaires à bord||Kaleidoscope, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (ZHdK), INVR, Vulcan Productions, HTC Vive VR for Impact, Rudolf Augstein Stiftung, Kaohsiung VR Film Lab|
|Artiste/s principal/aux||Gayatri Parameswaran Co Creator/Director, Felix Gaedtke Co Creator/Director, Mia von Kolpakow Associate Producer, Moritz Mayerhofer 3D Designer, Tobias Wehrum Developer|
|Producteur/s||Gayatri Parameswaran, Felix Gaedtke, Gyani Maiya Sen Kusunda, Lil Bahadur Kusunda, Hema Kusunda|
|Acteur/s||Gyani Maiya Sen Kusunda, Lil Bahadur Kusunda, Hema Kusunda, Gayatri Parameswaran, Felix Gaedtke|