Juni 2020

09Jun(Jun 9)00:0019(Jun 19)00:00Odyssey Future - Project week to create a computer game

“Ties of Worldmaking” is the annual motto of the Kunstverein Göttingen 2020 and deals with the possibilities of helping to shape our world. As part of the project week “Odyssey Future”, the 41 students of the BBS1 Arnoldi-Schule researched the current global and societal issues, to which they developed their own versions for the future in various artistic processes. Anne Moldenauer and Susanne Köwig from KAZ (Göttinger Kommunikations- und Aktionszentrum) were involved in the conception and implementation.
In an examination of the set design of historical to contemporary science fiction films, the students created their own models and translated them with the technique of photogrammetry into a digital world that can be explored in the aesthetics of a computer game. In cooperation with the programmer Stefan Kreller from the games department of the Kunsthochschule Kassel, the transformation into an interactive gameworld was realized.
In developing the future scenarios for the computer game, the studnets dealt with 17 goals for global sustainability, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In action theatre, the group reflected on their thoughts on the future in a performative way under the direction of EPIZ with Nina da la Chevallerie (Boat People Project) and Ines Fehrmann (Bildung trifft Entwicklung (BtE)). With their performance in the citycenter of Göttingen on Saturday 19th of September, the students presented goals for a more social, ecological and sustainable future.
The cooperation partner “GloboCut – Medienkoffer Globales Lernen” accompanied the project with a documentation group in which the students were familiarised with film and photo cameratechniques, documentary film and film editing. You can find more information about the project in the students’ film documentation: Odyssey Future – der Film zum Projekt .

The results of the project week are presented in the annual documentation and in a small brochure of the Kunstverein Göttingen’s art education department. The computer game “Odyssey Future” will be presented again at the annual exhibition of the art education department. It will be possible to play it there.

The HNA and the Göttinger Tageblatt have also reported on the project.

Funded by:
Lotto-Sport-Stiftung, Engagement Global with funds from the BMZ and by Brot für die Welt with funds from the Church Development Service.


9. Juni (Dienstag) - 19. Juni (Freitag)