Insects & Us

Mon 18 Apr 2022 - Sun 12 Jun 2022

An animated Augmented Reality documentary focusing on the importance of insects  ‘The little cogs that make the world go round.’

A cgi landscape of a natural ecosystem including daisies, leaves, logs, and water appears on a round table in a dark space

Insects & Us

Mon 18 Apr 2022 - Sun 12 Jun 2022

An animated Augmented Reality documentary focusing on the importance of insects  ‘The little cogs that make the world go round.’

Kris Hofmann’s Augmented Reality documentary Insects & Us invites us to explore an animated environment to engage with the interwoven stories of its inhabitants.

Insects serve as food for other animals, pollinate our crops, act as natural pest control agents and play a crucial part in turning dead organic matter into fertile soil.

The numbers and diversity of insects have been in sharp decline over the last few decades. If the trend continues it will dramatically affect human welfare.

On display in the third floor Eranda Studio, viewers are invited to explore the microcosm of insects — watch crickets, dragonflies, butterflies, beetles, and ants make their simple, yet vital contributions to a functioning ecosystem — whilst listening to four scientists talk about why they matter and what can be done to help.

To find out more and hear longer interviews with the scientists visit https://www.insectsandus.com/

A young woman points a tablet at a cgi landscape of a natural ecosystem including daisies, leaves, logs, and water appears on a round table in a dark space

Credits

Featured Scientists: Dr. Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson, PhD, Dr. Jessica Ware, PhD, Dr. Andreas Segerer and Peter Smithers.

Insects & Us was directed by Kris Hofmann and produced by Animate Projects.

All 3D content was created and animated by R5 Region Five Media GmbH. Code by Andi Wuthe, sound and music by Marian Mentrup.

The project was funded by the AWS Austrian Wirtschaftsservice and the FFF FilmFernsehFonds Bayern.