Valerie Wolf Gang & AKEO
MonstAR zOO! is a parallel world in which the worst monsters come to life, and through technology we can safely observe and face them. The project was developed by the multimedia artist Valerie Wolf Gang in cooperation with the creative agency AKEO. The main protagonists are monsters of childhood imagination that were developed into 3D characters from classic children’s drawings and released into a parallel virtual world located on the children's playground next to France Bevk Library in Nova Gorica. Within the framework of Pixxelpoint 2019, the first monster zoo in Slovenia was created, which will be accessible to the general public through the technology of augmented reality. MonstAR zOO! will officially come to life at the opening night of the festival, and at the same time it will become a permanent site in Nova Gorica where domestic and foreign guests can view monsters. Come and do not be afraid, the monsters will be kept in a safe and restricted environment at the first monster zoo in Slovenia!
Valerie Wolf Gang is a Slovenian intermedia artist, videographer, director and lecturer. Her work, which often focuses on the relationship between man and technology, has been featured in major group and solo exhibitions abroad and at home, and she has received numerous international grants and awards. She is often collaborating with international art collectives, she is the founder of UV Arthouse, which is producing experimental films, video installations and researching the field of new media technology and interactive multimedia works. She is preparing a PhD in the field of augmented reality and she is a professional associate at The Institute for Fine Arts Vienna.
AKEO is a Slovenian digital agency. It consists of a small multicultural team of extremely talented individuals who strive to bridge the gap between customer reality and the digital expectations of the modern world. A creative team that is open to collaboration, new approaces, modernity, creates experiences that transform brands, accelerate business growth and improve individuals' lives.