Reset> Mar Menor, Research Project Residency: Out of site, out of mind

Paul Sermon, Charlotte Gould, Jeremiah Ambrose

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This proposal would involve three main phases of production, which would commence with the 10 day residency on Mar Menor in September 2018, where the majority of the secondary and primary research would take place by gathering data from scientific evidence, through interviews and recording material from observations and experiences. The second phase of the project would involve collating the material and the development of a complete interactive installation in post-production ready for the final exhibition phase of the project in Murcia in March 2019.

The project proposal has been developed by a team of three artists from Brighton, UK, each bringing specific experience and knowledge of 360° video to undertake the research and create a unique understanding and manifestation of the changing ecosystem of Mar Menor. This includes Paul Sermon who is currently working on collocated telematic experiences in 360° live video environments, Charlotte Gould’s work on developing immersive 360° animated augmented reality and Jeremiah Ambrose who is working on gaze controlled navigation through 360° video narratives. This practice-based team of artists are currently undertaking research using a range of video and gaming software and advanced hardware devices, including Insta360 Pro 8K video cameras and Oculus Rift head-mounted-displays in conjunction with live video switchers. This has produced a range of ultra HD 360° outputs involving stereo 8K and real-time 4K environments with augmented live 360° video and animation sequences through live chroma-keying effects.

The overarching aim of this proposal is to create a unique interactive 360° video experience of Mar Menor that manifests the anthropocene effects on this natural landscape as augmented surreal and metaphysical interpretations of the artist’s experiences during the residency and available scientific data of the Mar Menor ecosystem. Through environmental, social, economic and cultural observations and encounters the team will create an immersive 360° environment that incorporates both video and audio recordings with augmented imaginary and predicted realities transformed from scientific data in obscure and profound guises. Following the residency the team will collate the gathered material to produce a 360° telematic installation in Murcia in March 2019, that will incorporate live audience interaction within the original 360° video experience.
Original languageEnglish
TypeResearch Residency
Media of outputPractice-based primary research resources
Publication statusPublished - 20 Sept 2018


  • Mar Menor
  • 360º live video
  • residency
  • ecosystem
  • salt water lagoon
  • anthropocene


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