Pawaˉ araibu – filling the vacuum (Ep. 03 – mines of the glacier)
Virtual reality installation by Jana Kerima Stolzer and Lex Rütten
Jana Kerima Stolzer and Lex Rütten create multimedia installations and performances that deal with technologies that shape our world. Since 2020, the duo has been working on their video series “Pawaaraibu - filling the vacuum.” In a prologue and several episodes, this series tells the story of an artificial intelligence which, in the body of a drone, becomes one of the last living beings to travel a posthuman world; a world that has been irreversibly changed by humans. In the virtual reality installation “mines of the glacier,” the third episode of the series, visitors travel in the head of the drone to the gradually disappearing glaciers of the Alps. The prologue and episode 1 will also be shown as a video installation at Ruhrfestspiele.
Prologue and Episode 1:
Concept and realisation: Jana Kerima Stolzer and Lex Rütten
Drone: DJI Mavic Air
Maintenance: Laila Schubert, Normen Henke
The episode was produced on behalf of the Emscherkunstweg.
With the kind support of the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, the Academy for Theatre and Digitality and Kultur Ruhr GmbH.
Concept, level design, sound, text: Lex Rütten and Jana Kerima Stolzer
Pawāaraibu avatars 3D Design: UBER NERD
Supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of NEUSTART KULTUR.
Duration: VR installation: approx. 20 minutes
Video installation: approx. 30 minutes
Language: in English
Photo: Jana Kerima Stolzer and Lex Rütten