Lessons of Auschwitz

Video art project created with the help of Volumetric capture

Goals: viewer’s immersion in the atmosphere of interpreting difficult events in an artistic form using the latest technologies.

Deliverables: The Lessons of Auschwitz project is dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp. Nine Moscow schoolchildren expressed in VR their emotions from visiting the Auschwitz memorial. We have transferred them into their own artworks using the technology of volumetric video capture (Volumetric). Peter Theremin, the great-grandson of Lev Theremin, the inventor of the Theremin, took part and wrote music for the project. In the project, we have combined volumetric capture, audio-active Tilt Brush, computer graphics and mixed reality.

Features: during realization we managed to capture participants in a chroma key room using the DepthKit library and the Azure Kinect sensor. All the effects were chosen and adjusted to suit the participants’ personalities and mood. As a result, we managed to compile a collection of different Volumetric interpretations.

Project duration: 2 months

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Year of the project implementation: 2020

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Project Statistics

– 150,000 views during Holocaust Memorial Week
– about 10 million showings on social networks

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