Carlos Martorell (Shoeg): Ecosystems @ ORBIT

VORTEX. Virtual Reality Experiences and VR Cinema

September 23-26

Nave 0 / Matadero Madrid

Tickets 15€ (Includes access to all Virtual Reality experiences of the festival)

Virtual reality activities are not recommended for children under 13

At the orbit of the virtual universe Planet LEV Matadero, the exhibition Ecosystems @ ORBIT by sound and visual artist Carlos Martorell (Shoeg) presents a series of virtual spaces created from low-resolution 3D scans of natural elements, suspended in the air on floating platforms.

Midway between simulation and abstraction, the artist proposes reconstructions that remind us of the planets of No Man’s Sky and the jungles of Rousseau, without the intention of reproducing the coherence inherent in the natural organization and with a strong enigmatic charge.

The low-resolution aesthetics, glitches, texture filtering and specular waters propose other mental spaces as opposed to the pristine CGI HD results of current modeling and rendering software, as well as next-generation consoles.

‘Ecosystems’ started out during the first wave of COVID with a series of renders, studies and aesthetic experiments on the possibilities of Unity as a collage tool, and continues in ‘EXTERNAL SKIN ‘, contemplative pieces that propose environments of a fictional RPG, exploring the possibilities of 1 Hour Extended’ Youtube clips.