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IPSEITY

Ipseity is a world of mythological characters, scenes, and objects that narrate new rituals around today’s notions of identity by New Media Artist Enrique Agudo.


Ipseity is a collection of 8 digital paintings on LED displays that contain windows into the worlds of 8 new deities that speak to the role technology plays into what it means to be human today. They explore notions of gender, sexuality, chosen family or cultural heritage, youth and wisdom, among others. These scenes contain spaces, objects, costumes, machines that explore the myths of selfhood in today's technological world.


The artworks present integrated generative animations connected to real-time data in which the digital and the physical are suspended into a mythological allegory that might make one wonder about how the design of technology might be thought of as a generator of culture and not merely a vehicle for efficiency. The unknowns of this time are distinctly defined by technology, and so we must turn to technology as a way to continue to define what it means to be human. Our futures are not sterile environments abstracted from cultural practice, individual identity, or collective truth.

CLIENT

IE University

DATE
2022

TYPE

Short Film

Art Installation

Creative Direction

3D Animation

Environment Design

Assets Design​

CREDITS

Creative Director ENRIQUE AGUDO
Executive Producer SARAH J. VILLAREAL
3D/VFX Lead & Art Director MICHELLE RECIO
3D/VFX Lead & Art Director MIWA ESPINOZA
Technical & Generative Design Lead MATEA FRIEND
VFX Producer MOHAMMAD SOLEI
Editor VLADIMIR ZELINSKIY
Sound JULES FOSFORO
Procedural Flower Artist ARMIN LOTFI
Technical Consultant STEFAN KRAUS
Poetry written and recited by JENEVIEVE TING
Fashion Illustrations ROB UNETT
Costume Design ENRIQUE AGUDO
Digital Costumes ADIELLA BASCHE
3D Scanning HUMAN ENGINE
Grooming ALINA VILKOVA
Grooming JACKSON LUKAS
Grooming MICHELLE RECIO
Grooming CHERRIE TSOI
Makeup Design MICHAEL ANTHONY
Casting SAMANTHA BLAKE GOODMAN
The Alchemist MAEVE ELLIS SULLIVAN
The Oracle KAREN MCDONALD
The Keeper DAMONTAE HACK
The Saboteur VIDYA GILLEY
The Harvester MONIQUE SYPKENS
The Daughter B GOSSE
The Kindred GRACIE CARTIER
The Nomad JO BARAJAS
3D Artist SHURUQ TRAMONTINI
3D Artist ANDRE ZAKHYA
3D Artist NAMAN SHARMA
Worldbuilder & Researcher ENRIQUE AGUDO
Worldbuilder & Researcher GINA CROW
Worldbuilder & Researcher PIERS MYERS
Special Thanks Yoona Yi, Bianca Hernandez, Jonathan Ong


Special thanks to
IE University
The Art of Elysium
National Endowment for The Arts
SCI-Arc

Ipseity world showcasing mythological characters: Mythical world of Ipseity by Enrique Agudo, VFX produced by Mohammad Solei.

These scenes present integrated generative animations connected to real time data in which the digital and the physical are suspended into a symbiotic exchange. Seasonal change, wind speed and direction, time, rising average temperatures are all factors that bring life to these digital paintings. These scenes contain spaces, objects, costumes, machines that open the worlds of two new deities that personify contemporary interpretations of Youth and Education, two themes that are central to the essence of IE University.

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