Sim/Stim with Zeitguised
I am very excited with this collaboration together with Zeitguised, as it reaches a highly conceptual level of eroticism, which is what I am after at Odiseo. With this work we enter on the realm of Phygital experiences, were the digital and the physical world coexist and we can't stigmatize one or the other, as they melt without borders.
Zeitguised worked the entire piece through CGI, and yet the models look so present. Their starting point was a real body to generate our Digital model. Society always has fantasized about hologram lovers, and 3D muses, and we personally think we haven't seen anything before that looks as real as Zeitguised sim/stim work. I always have admired Zeitguised work, and follow their career for the last years. I consider Zeitguised studio a pioneer on the new vision on CGI, cross-pollinating technology and art. It has been a great pleasure to finally work together with them through Odiseo.
Concept, Art Direction & Design: Zeitguised with Chris Hoffmann
Creative Direction - Zeitguised with Albert Folch & Carlota Santamaria for Odiseo
Imaging & Animation: Chris Hoffmann
Sound: Superimposed Void - Want (Good Price Rec.)
Zeitguised statement on the piece:
"Shifting between auto-eroticism and material fetish, ‘sim | stim’ proposes a cargo cult of sensual nano-alchemy. It celebrates temporary mummification of the body by engaging in an erotic relationship with shape changing clouds of synthetic material.
Touching on the topics of body enhancement and death through preservation, sexual attraction is being conserved in floating silicone bubbles; flesh is suspended in ersatz aspic, comparable to an ‘inverse boob job’."