In preparation for NOWSEETHIS at Carnegie Museum of Art, I invited the Polish artist duo Pussykrew to kickstart their commission over a 5 day residency (April 20-25) at Carnegie Mellon University's STUDIO for Creative Inquiry. The prompt: create a sensual cgi environment for Kelela's NOWSEETHIS performance based on 3D scans of the Carnegie Museum of Art. While in residence, the artists also gave a public lecture at Carnegie Mellon University on their practice and demo on how to use the Fuel3D scanner.
Pussykrew generated a surreal representation of the museum: combining scans of existing classical, ancient and medieval sculptures from Hall of Architecture and Hall of Sculpture with liquid simulations and rich reflective textures, in order to create a neo-net-baroque landscapes. The resulting videos explored areas in-between classical beauty, tech aesthetics, and imitation of natural environment as the main components of our contemporary culture.