HanaHana “Full Bloom” immerses users in a surreal universe in which a gleaming sun beats down on a crimson lake and on desolate sandy islands populated only with monumental totemic ruins. Emerging from this barren landscape are chains of arms and hands varying in size and skin tones, which bloom and unfurl like flowers. Users can cultivate this bizarre wilderness, they can endlessly sprout new arms and create the most unexpected hallucinatory constructions limited only by one’s imagination. In this collective sandbox, each user’s creations remain in place, forming a work of art where the community of players are the artist of a collaborative creation.
Melodie Mousset is interested in the body as a vehicle of physical and ritual interactions. She investigates the conditions that lead to the formulation of identity within the context of biotechnology and new media through immersive installations in which virtual reality and material reality co-exist, making it hard to define the dividing line between what lies inside and outside the body of the user.