The Pollinator’s Revenge

So let me tell you about the one where I digitally assault the user with swarms of bees

SOLO work
Role: Augmented Reality, Poster Design
Software: Spark AR, Photoshop
Exhibited in Paris, France (CADAF, 2021) and Dean Clough Galleries, Halifax (2020) as part of the climate change ‘Business As Usual’ show

Stepping out of comfort zone: 🌶🌶🌶

A retired bee-mover has to protect the village's last hive from destruction from his own community upon discovering their desperate plan for economical survival.

Through speculative design, The Pollinator's Revenge is an imaginative film poster from a dystopia future exploring a potential & frightening reality within that timeline: what if honeybees became scarce enough to be the new currency? What if your own community made a desperate pact with a corporation and sold the last hive for financial gain? Exploring the importance of pollinators within a healthy society, the work aims to scare the user through augmented reality technology & create a justified sense of fright emanating from Man's treason of the natural world.

Through this project, I gained experience in setting up AR in exhibitions and understand the challenges of the user’s behaviour when interacting with AR in a public space, such as the distance, the QR code scanning (user retention during platform conversions) and choosing the right AR platform (with no downloads).