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A cityscape with roads, cars, skyscrapers and trees also has a giant milkshake with a crane about to top it with a cherry, a flying burger hovers above and a briefcase glowing with gold lies open on a road.

My Bubble - virtual worlds

Charlie Canton-Smith's colourful pop-art inspired world is full of surprises.

Strange jellyfish-like creatures that light up float on a black background.

My Bubble - virtual worlds

Meg Fraser created a world where you can float with electric jellyfish.

A colourful bird flies across a sky filled with painted images, some abstract and some flowers including sunflowers.

My Bubble - virtual worlds

Kate Hall's imagined world is filled with art and nature.

A cityscape with roads, cars, skyscrapers and trees also has a giant milkshake with a crane about to top it with a cherry, a flying burger hovers above and a briefcase glowing with gold lies open on a road.Strange jellyfish-like creatures that light up float on a black background.A colourful bird flies across a sky filled with painted images, some abstract and some flowers including sunflowers.

My Bubble

Visit three virtual worlds here - to look around them on your device, please open the YouTube app or view YouTube on your browser.

Aiming to capture something of the strange times we are living in, and particularly the experiences of young people who live in the rural county of Herefordshire, Meadow Arts commissioned My Bubble, an invitation for artists aged 16-22 to create and learn with digital technology.

Three talented young artists with an interest in film, visual art and VR technology were selected from a callout in December 2020 to work on My Bubble from January to April 2021. A series of online learning sessions were led by creative event and filmmaker, and Co-Director of MASH Cinema, Nick Brown and independent filmmaker Ollie Lansdell to teach the group how to use software to create a series of otherworldly digital 360 films.

The aim was to empower young people to explore the potential of creating their own virtual, utopian worlds in which they were the creators and explorers, as an antidote to some of the loneliness and boredom experienced in successive Covid lockdowns.

The resulting three 360 films have been combined into a digital world that can be viewed on computers, tablets and smartphones, allowing the viewer to move around, exploring the landscapes, sights and sounds within them.

The project was funded and supported by Rural Media’s Invisible Arts Network, a project that unites artists and technicians for digital learning and to create innovative digital projects.

Venue

Online