HanaHana 花華, the VR experience, takes the player in a harrowing and thrilling journey into the depths of their minds, bodies and senses: Imagine if Minecraft and Tilt Brush met in a Salvador Dalí painting. You are the First-person player of HanaHana 花華, the life-force in a surreal sandbox. Embodied in a swarm of molecules, you are granted the ability to teleport and to create. By teleporting you can explore anywhere. By creating you can sprout hands, grow chains of hands and construct anything you can imagine from this root component.
Be part of this artistic journey, in which the community of players collectively create a new, hand-made metaverse.
Mélodie Mousset is a French contemporary artist based in Zurich, Switzerland. Involuntarily pioneer in the field of new media art, Mélodie is passionate about expending different forms of being human combining art and technology.
Back in 2012, the artist used medical imagery to obtain digital and physical copies of her internal organs which she carried in her suitcase, across the Atlantic, on board a cargo container. In Mexico, after several shamanic re-embodiment attempts, she finally engulfed in the cave system of Masateca s’ magic mountain. This, also leaded to her first VR introspective piece called « We were looking for ourselves in each others (Organ Island). « Meeting my heart, brain and liver in a desert island and stepping into them for real was a powerful experience »… Renown writer, author of the best seller « I love Dick », Chris Kraus writes about Mousset’s work: “I don’t think of Mousset as part of a lineage, unless it’s one of exceptionally original, anomalous artists who have the courage to pursue an idea as far as it will go. “
Mélodie Mousset: Direction, Concept, Art
Lead developer: Vinicius Pereira Faria, Brazil
Unity developer: Tom Frackowiak, Berlin
Network developer: Julio Falcone, Vancouver
Technical Artist: Thibaud Gayraud, Bruxelles
Sound direction : Chris Heinrichs, London/Malta
Music & sound effect: Joe Williams, New York
Music & sound effect: Moisés Horta Valenzuela, Berlin/Mexico
Graphic designer: Marietta Eugster, Paris/Zurich
Web designer: Thibault Brevet, Zurich/Marseille