The rabbit's tale 

Research project and VR animation about the wildlife at the Maasvlakte.

To go down the rabbit hole: “To enter into a situation or begin a process or journey that is particularly strange, problematic, difficult, complex, or chaotic, especially one that becomes increasingly so as it develops or unfolds”.

 

This project was made for The Domestic Territories Course teached by Studio Ossidiana at the Master Interior Architecture Research + Design. Domestic Territories is an ongoing design  research on new relations, spaces, and forms of encounter

 between humans, (other) animals, plants and minerals. 

 

During my trip at the Maasvlakte, I researched how humans, plants, and wild animals coexist in this new human-made environment. The Maasvlakte is a blooming new piece of land, in which you always find exuberant pioneers—in this case the rabbits. Humans have tried to get a grip on this population, but seemed to fail egregiously. The rabbits have

The rabbits have created an infrastructure of their own,

moving underground and underneath the human-made

industrial structures. All of this symbolizes that nature cannot be controlled by humans.

The research is summarised into a children's fairy tale executed as a VR animation.

Music from the album Turquoise by Terilekst. 

The outcome of this research project is a VR movie (best watched with VR Glasses): https://youtu.be/AZsrPqjb1r8

More about this project can be found at:http://domestic-territories.com/