‘Submerged’ is a Virtual Reality environment art directed by Kadine James and created in Tilt Brush by The Immersive Kind’s artist in residence, Lorna Inman, combining her underwater world with digital fashion and depicts Kadine Virtual Avatar wearing Digital Fashion on her digital body.
This piece comments on how we exist in cyberspace and how we can consume digital fashion as an alternative to over consumption and landfill. It also looks at our ability to reflect on our relationship to nature, recognising our duty as consumers to understand the significant effects over consumption has on the world around us, through the misuse of natural resources and damage to the ecosystem.
The artists are encouraging a sustainable way to explore personal identity and fashion. This worldbuilding project reimagines Kadine James digital self and alter ego Kaydeen is submerged. Kaydeen is dressed in ‘Outfit 4’ from the open-source ‘Deep’ digital garment collection.
Lorna Inman’s 3D environments often depict natural landscapes, using them as a method of expressing messages and emotions about human connection to nature, by projecting ideas on scenes through the use of colour, form and atmospheric cues. Using a software called Tilt Brush to hand-paint each scene in virtual reality, the illusion of presence in the space offers a place to exist and reflect.
The piece is accompanied by a bespoke track designed by Sound Designer and Composer Jack Hyde. This imagined soundscape is layered with underwater recordings, synthesised aquatic pings and deep knocks.
Creator: Kadine James, UK
Impact: 20% to Plastic Bank to help prevent up to 10,000kg of plastic ending up in the ocean.*
*While every effort has been made to ensure the exact impact of each NFT sale, the exact impact may vary.