A speculative future explored through 3D illustration and generative mask desk.
In 2016, a Manchester based musician, David Roocroft was looking to develop some artwork for his forthcoming EP release.
Under the ‘Dhol Chants’ persona we collaborated on a speculative dystopian narrative based on thoughts around ubiquitous scanning, data driven policy, algorithmic border control and digital security scenarios.
The aim was to develop a set illustrations for an EP release across digital platforms including Soundcloud and traditional vinyl releases.
The outcome, was a series of mirror masks developed through generative modelling techniques that disrupt and refract the light scanning systems and patterns of computer vision and facial recognition.
Objects are presented here as stealth fashion objects and luxury artefacts: Aestheticising and romanticising the process of commoditisation for objects of fictional survival. The conceptual approach to the music: A take on the dualism in pop music industry.
Concept by David Roocroft & Paul Mumford
Design & Direction by Labmeta
Music by David Roocroft