Webwurld appears like fragments of a dream, mesmerising its viewers with a cosmic, otherworldly dimension that seems to stretch out in every direction. Working from Jess Johnson’s complex hand-drawn images, video artist Simon Ward rebirths her 2D images as chimerical 3D animations.
“My drawings are meshworks of cultural symbology, humanoid clones, messianic figures and alien runes placed in architectural settings. This practice feeds into installations and collaborations in animation, music, fashion, virtual reality and textile art. These additional mediums bring the world of my drawings into physical and virtual spaces, providing an immersive experience for audiences.” – Jess Johnson
A profile of Jess Johnson from the artist's YouTube channel.
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Not in ACMI's collection
On display until
16 February 2031
ACMI: Gallery 1
The Story of the Moving Image → Moving Pictures → MI-08. Immersive Innovations → MI-08-C01
Soundtrack by Andrew Clarke. video, colour and audio