NEI’S DEBUT ___ TRANSMODERNA, DIXONImmersive installation, CGI avatar, motion capture
ART DIRECTION Transmoderna
AVATAR Mélanie Courtinat
PERFORMER Franziska Zahl
MOTION CAPTURE NeXR Technologies, OnPoint Studios
POST ANIMATION Sam Aldridge
UNREAL ENGINEERING Carlos Minozzi
COSTUME Sól Hansdóttir
Nei is the name of a 3D avatar conceived in the context of "Xenopunk", the Transmoderna collective's speculative project on post-ecological survival strategies. While "xeno" means alien, "punk" refers to dissident behavior resisting social norms and conventions. Together, xenopunk conveys the idea that only the persistence of life on earth is possible through alien approach. Nei embodies this alien in question.
Their body was designed for a motion capture performance at the event by Dixon and Transmoderna at Printworks London, but also a show at the NX Museum in Amsterdam.