How can digital humans help us tell our stories?
For the first event in the Speech Sounds programme, artist Jonah King hosts a digital avatar workshop on Thursday 9 September at 7pm. In this workshop, Jonah will introduce how ultra-realistic CGI puppets are made and animated, and how they are used in art, gaming and film.
In the second half, the group will be invited to share fictional and non-fictional stories in response to the “Where does your body begin and end”. These stories will anonymously inspire metahuman characters in Jonah’s upcoming film ‘Honey Fungus’.
‘Honey Fungus’, is an augmented reality film using the erotic to explore the interconnectedness of human and non-humans through mycelial networks.
This is a low-energy workshop which you are welcome to join for however long you like, with no expectations to partake in the second half. Please let us know any access requirements in advance by emailing email@example.com
This workshop will take place via Zoom.
Speech Sounds is a learning, research and commissioning programme exploring communication, bodily difference and speculative fiction, curated by Iarlaith Ni Fheorais, as Curator-in-Residence at VISUAL Carlow. Join us in gallery and online throughout Summer - Winter 2021 for workshops, discussions, screenings, installations, texts, and research events with artists Joey Holder, Jonah King, Kumbirai Makumbe, Jennifer Mehigan, Maïa Nunes and Ebun Sodipo.
Jonah King is a media artist, filmmaker and educator examining how ecological systems give rise to culture and identity through films, sculptures, installations and extended realities.