- 15 SEPTEMBER 2022
- GLORIA MARIA CAPPELLETTI
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- O FUTURE
Delve into the world of O FUTURE and their organic dreams
We virtually joined the Danish/South African duo O FUTURE (Jens Bjørnkjær and Katherine Mills Rymer) for a chat about their complex and multilayered body of work. They birth algorithmic visual artworks that melt into mind-blowing sounds, produce songs and tracks, create digital and analog visual art such as paintings, drawings, NFTs, and music videos, as well as composing scores, operas, concertos, and other forms of holistic music.
There's something so visceral and surreal in their creations, that it seems as if O FUTURE are exploring a spectrum of inner metamorphosis and organic dreams. In celebration of the launch of RED-EYE we thought it would be the right time to catch up with the L.A. based artistic duo to find out what is the future for them, what the process of their work is like, and how this has evolved into such a strong alien identity.
Check out the full interview here:
"I'm always trying to feel kind of juicy, menacing, but not in the way I think that it means for most, like, and beauty. So we are both into that, but in a way that it's like, yeah, I kind of want that feeling of like, it's overripe. I like things to drip, melt.. I like wind that you can't see.. You know.." Katherine
"I come from a family of musicians, classical music and engineering. And that makes perfect sense for me because that's basically what I am. Kind of, like, creating stuff and inventing stuff. I always want to make something new, being surprised, like, just looking at something and being blown away or listening to something. I made music since I was three years old. And through, like, classical, jazz, rock, like, everything, right. I've basically been through all different genres.. A lot has to happen for me to be surprised. You know what I mean? Like, most stuff I hear is like, well, I heard that before. Yeah.. Whenever I get just blown away by anything, something new, a new sound, a new whatever, anything, that it's. Whenever that happens, that's when someone succeeded. Whether someone else or myself. So that's basically what I'm trying to do." Jens
"At the moment, I'm in a still feel, like I'm very obsessed with oil painters. There's this.. Like.. You know.. I think it's because somebody said you get all of your references from when you're 13 to 15, and it kind of stops you, or it has a huge impact. And I remember as a kid when I went to Europe. And I remember going and just seeing these portraits, and I just remember, like, the luminousness. I'm obsessed with that now." Katherine
"We literally just gone into the idea of NFT art, whatever that is, outside a model for selling stuff and how to lock these transactions and all that stuff. But before that, digital art was not really happening in the sense of it is now. So it's a whole revolution of that's happening right now. It's like when hip hop started. Yeah. Techno or whatever. It's like, this is something that's happening right now, and you want to be a part of that and doing something that is new and no one's seen before." Jens
Check out RED-EYE metazine for an immersive experience of O FUTURE's artworks. You can join via the Spatial mobile app, Spatial web app on desktop, and in VR with the Meta Quest headsets. Click the rock and enjoy!