Category Archives: Kijkdoos

Virtual Reality observations

When I started considering VR for new creations at Tale of Tales, I didn’t imagine a very big distinction between our previous work in realtime 3D (artistic videogames) and what we would do in VR. After all, I never thought of our work as screen-based exactly. For me what mattered was the creation of a…

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The Synthetic Image

We have always felt a kinship with the Old Masters. Since we use computer technology in the modern age, our interest in such analog art forms, figurative presentation and often religious subject matter may strike as odd. But next to the practical similarity – we use the high technology of our time, just like the…

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Creating realities, then and now

This was written in the evening of 25 November in Madrid airport following a brief visit to the Prado museum. After seeing the contrast between the old Flemish Masters, the “Primitives”, and later painters such as Rubens and Velasquez, it struck me again how a transition seems to have happened from an initial fascination with…

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Cathedral-in-the-Clouds KS campaign draft

I have started the creation of the Kickstarter campaign page for Cathedral-in-the-Clouds. We plan to launch the campaign on 21 October. Please have a look at the current draft and let me know your comments and suggestions. The video, illustrations and campaign image are just early sketches and placeholders. And some illustrations are still missing….

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Cathedral-in-the-Clouds

Thanks for your feedback on last week’s introduction of our new project codenamed Kijkdoos! We’ve developed the concept quite a bit, in part as a result of trying to figure out how to present this project on Kickstarter (more about that in a future post). We had already been thinking of physical presentations of one…

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Kijkdoos

Obsession Auriea and I have had a desire to create pieces depicting typical Christian themes for a long time. Probably because we often visit museums and have had very deep aesthetic experiences with especially late Gothic, renaissance and baroque art. We are not Christians ourselves but some depictions of the Madonna and Child, the Pietà,…

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