RGBdog Presents: Volumetric Interviews introduces creatives based in The Netherlands working at the intersection of music, visual arts and technology, who are focused on developing supportive communities all over the world. The series aims to raise awareness of the creative possibilities of technology and to invite audiences in joining the ongoing broader debate about its benefits and pitfalls.
Seeking to push the boundaries of the disciplines of photography, design, and autonomous arts, Volumetric Interviews resorts to a combination of traditional filmmaking and volumetric image capturing techniques! With this experimentation, the series invites the audience to the virtual world where the story takes place.
Soyun Park, the creator of the series and founder of the community-based design studio RGBdog, is a multidisciplinary artist from Seoul, based in The Hague, The Netherlands. She is deeply interested in ethical technology, interactivity, sound and its interrelation with humans.Often in collaboration with sound artists, Soyun’s work takes the form of videos, installations, and audiovisual performances that experiment with a variety of new media and technology. She has exhibited, lectured, and performed at media art festivals, cultural venues, including Nederland Fotomuseum (NL), Ars Electronica (AT), UNM Festival (DK), and TodaysArt (NL).
Leo Scarin is a new media artist and designer from Italy, based in The Hague, NL. In his artistic practice, Leo investigates the bridge between new technologies and the human senses, creating spaces for more intimate and conscious digital interactions. His research sparks from the aesthetics of digitization of the human body and senses.
The director of photography of Volumetric Interviews, Peter Pflügler is a visual storyteller based in The Netherlands and Austria. Peter mainly works with video and photography, exploring the dynamics of secrets, the act of hiding and transgenerational trauma. Regularly collaborating with performance-artists and musicians, he uses the story-telling capabilities of moving images to, instead of merely documenting, create new experiences.
Handi Kim, the video assistant of Volumetric Interviews, is a multidisciplinary designer from South Korea currently based in the Hague, The Netherlands. Her artistic practice mainly focuses on creating narratives and worlds that mirror the 'unpretty' parts of society and transcoding them into diverse visual languages with humor and quirkiness. Ultimately, Handi attempts to draw a 'fantasia' of marginalized presences.
Berk Özdemir, the sound designer of Volumetric Interviews, enjoys challenging the process of sound production by experimenting with unique sound sources from web browsers, and resorting to artificial intelligence and generative audio production. Incorporating sounds often inspired by video games, his work brings together many different digital discourses as a challenge to the concept of ownership in the music industry. Cheeky and playful, Berk’s exhibitions and concerts typically take place in virtual spaces, such as Minecraft and Metaverse.