With a self-ironical approach, the project is calling the subjects of the monstrous and perpetually insatiable Tra to her feeding ritual. The entire exhibition takes place in the Womb of Tra, a giant cocoon-shaped sensorial capsule that can pulse, change color and give you sound feedback as you approach and enter it.
Beyond time and space
Feeding Tra is very much like making a ritual journey: she swallows her visitors through the input opening and vomits them, transformed. Once you immerse into the womb, seven 2.5-D animation movies break the organic substance of the cocoon and urge you to pass through into an eerie world of repetitive sequences beyond time and space.
A Sacred Egg
In the middle of this world lies the (interactive) Sacred Egg that invites you to offer your head, swallows it and feeds on your energy to return to life. After connecting your head to its orifice, you are able to determine the actions of the artwork and become part of it.
Concept, illustrations: SAINT MACHINE (Marilena Oprescu Singer/RO), NOPER (Radu Pop/RO)
Music: Mitos Micleusanu (RO)
3D modeling and animation: Reniform (Sergiu Negulici/RO)
Animation: Tudor Calnegru (RO)
Software engineer: Marius Farcas (RO)
Feed Me was created by Artmix Cultural Association with the support of ARCUB – Bucharest Municipality Cultural Centre; Romanian Cultural Centre; RKI WIEN – Romanian Cultural Institute Vienna; AFCN – Administration of the National Cultural Fund