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Thank You Mozfest!

We were very proud to have Premiered ‘Girmit’ at the first ever Virtual Mozilla Festival.

The event included a discussion with the creative team and featured the Making of Girmit Video as well as the World Premiere of the Girmit VR 360° experience.

With such a great multi-disciplinary team of digital artists, academics, heritage experts, archivists and educationalists all working towards the shared objective of highlighting this hidden story, we felt very privileged to have this opportunity to present a project borne out of the Pandemic in such a unique setting.

You can enjoy the Girmit VR 360° HERE

And for more information visit www.girmit.world

 

 

Nutkhut is very excited to announce the world premiere of the Girmit 360°  immersive experience at Mozilla Festival 2021!

This is the first time ever that Mozilla Festival will be held online and we’re very excited to be a part of it!

The premiere of Girmit will take place on Thursday 11 March at 6.15pm GMT/ 7.15pm CET.

As sponsors of Mozilla Festival, we have special access to the festival for our followers, friends and those who are interested in being one of the first to see the Girmit experience in action. To register your place at MozFest, please follow this link. (Please note, you don’t need to alter anything on the page that loads, just press continue and then you can register your email) – https://ti.to/Mozilla/mozilla-festival-2021/discount/nutkhut-sponsor

Once you’ve registered, head HERE to sign up to the Girmit session!

We hope to see you there so you can see what we’ve been working on with this new arts and heritage project, and to step inside the Girmit experience!

‘Star Of Wonder’

STAR OF WONDER

“Rebuilding community through Technology”

#NASA #EnglishHeritage #UNESCO

“You can imagine the solar system to be a racetrack, with each of the planets as a runner in their own lane and the Earth toward the center of the stadium,”

“From our vantage point, we’ll be able to be to see Jupiter on the inside lane, approaching Saturn all month and finally overtaking it on December 21.”

– Henry Throop, astronomer in the Planetary Science Division at NASA Headquarters in Washington.

Nutkhut has once again collaborated with our partners, PlayLabZ as well as a small team of artists and technologists to develop new ways of bringing people together online.

With ‘NutkhutRemote’, our investment in re-building community through technology, this Christmas 2020, we launch our newest VR and 360 film, ‘Star of Wonder’.

This film brings together the past, the present and the future, mixing genres and characters, gravity, and time.

Christmas, The Great Conjunction – where planets will align in the night sky, which is thought to have been the source of a bright light in the sky, or the Star of Bethlehem, 2,000 years ago – and the winter solstice are our creative starting points for this film. Nutkhut Associate and VR specialist, Lorna Inman utilises the three-dimensional computer-generated environment of Virtual Reality and 360 to place this story within space and time, creating a visual experience for all to enjoy online.

Expect this story to be told in various ways and through different technologies, Google Doodle is already set for today, the 21st December to showcase The Great Conjunction and teach people around the globe about this event. Star of Wonder by NutkhutRemote is our way of sharing this story through immersive technologies.

“Encouraging curiosity and keeping connected by offering free creative and educational tools, to the public, our existing and new audiences, is at the heart of our new NutkhutRemote initiative.”
Simmy Gupta, Nutkhut

“From the ancient artform of Rangoli, to the immense space of the Universe – I’ve loved the merging together of Earth events and space events.”
Lorna Inman

At its heart, NutkhutRemote is an activity designed to bring people together, learn new skills in a virtual environment and foster dialogue and creativity between generations of the same community or household.

“It was fantastic to collaborate again with Nutkhut & Lorna Inman – to share the mind expanding magic of immersive cyberdelic light art for social good.”
James E. Marks, Co-Founder PlayLabZ & PsychFi Artivist

“I saw the Rangoli film which Nutkhut did and I got in touch with the team and really enjoyed how we brought Christmas and The Great Conjunction together.”
Asha Sachdeva – Participant – Coventry

In an eventful year, in the absence of live events and with the gift of time, we have worked with our associate artists, partners and communities to unearth new creative solutions as well as develop new opportunities for our freelance family to be involved with for our audiences.

Want to learn more about planetary conjunctions? Take a look at some of these resources:
https://blogs.nasa.gov/Watch_the_Skies/2015/06/30/jupiter-and-venus-conjunction/
https://youtu.be/sofRYcfaqy0

NutkhutRemote

“Rebuilding community through Technology”

“We’ve got Zoom, we’ve got the phone, and most importantly, we’ve got each other. Whether you can see someone or not, the bond of family – that bond of love is always going to be there. We’re going to get through this.”
Chancellor Rishi Sunak

At this time of year, we would normally be producing, curating and organising outdoor celebrations around the UK, but due to the pandemic, these have been cancelled.

In these changing times, Nutkhut have collaborated with our partners, PlayLabZ and with a small team of artists and technologists to develop new ways of bringing people together.

Last weekend we premiered Melatopia, the World’s 1st Global Mela to a national and international audience. Using multiple platforms including Virtual Reality, the event, brought together on a shoestring budget, in a record three weeks, was visited by over a ¼ of a million people across 5 continents.

With ‘NutkhutRemote’ – as part of our investment in re-building community through technology, this Diwali 2020, we launch our latest strand of activity.

It was the Nobel Prize winning multi-dimensional scientist Dennis Gabor in his book ‘Inventing the Future” who future gazed with his observation:

“…and the creative artist may paint with a light beam, coloured at will by a touch of his fingers, which will be no more artificial to him than using a paint brush.”

Taking the festival of Diwali as a creative starting point, Nutkhut Associate and VR specialist, Lorna Inman adopts the three-dimensional computer-generated environment of Virtual Reality and places it within the ancient tradition of Rangoli, a geometric, technicolour aesthetic.

“Encouraging curiosity and keeping connected by offering free creative and educational tools, to the public, our existing and new audiences, is at the heart of this new initiative.”
Simmy Gupta, Nutkhut

With accessible creative tools like Tilt Brush, a new breed of up & coming artists can play, dance & flow with light art. So perfect timing for Diwali and its spiritual connection with art and wellbeing during a year like no other.

“Diving into the world of Rangoli has been an exciting introduction to an ancient art form and bringing it to a wider 21st century audience, using new technology has been very exciting for me as an artist.”
Lorna Inman

At its heart, NutkhutRemote is an activity designed to bring people together, learn new skills in a virtual environment and foster dialogue and creativity between generations of the same community or household.

“It was fantastic to collaborate again with Nutkhut & Lorna Inman – to share the mind expanding magic of immersive cyberdelic light art for social good.”
James E. Marks, Co-Founder PlayLabZ & PsychFi Artivist

“It was very nice to share my knowledge of Rangoli with the next generation. I have no idea of this technology but I want to learn – we can teach each other.”
Sudesh Kumari – Participant – Birmingham

With the gift of time, we have worked with our associate artists, partners and communities to unearth new creative solutions and new opportunities for our freelance family and our audiences.

 

Happy Diwali to you all!