In speaking of her inspiration behind Primordia (2022), Laina has said:
“The basis of my work for FACT grew from research and exploration of artefacts from Goddess-centred societies and Latvian magical histories/ knowledge that was passed down to me through the matrilineal line of my Latvian ancestors.
Through interdisciplinary play with ceramics and digital technologies I ended up developing a game environment ‘Primordia’ through which these ideas and artefacts could be accessed and explored in a poetic manner.”
FACT is the UK's leading organisation for the support and exhibition of art and film that embraces new technology and explores digital culture. FACT believe in enriching lives and shaping the future through film, art and creative technology.
Laina’s artwork will feature as part of ‘FACT Together’, an annual, online commissioning scheme set up to support early-career, northern artists. Each round, a selection of artists and artist groups are awarded individual grants plus 3 months of support to create new, digital work from home.
Congratulations on this fantastic digital exhibition, Laina!
Laina would also like to thank the wonderful artists and organisations she collaborated with as part of this commission:
Unity Developer: Ben Hall
Sound Design: Jordan Edge
Motion Capture: Proto Gateshead
View the Primordia (2022) digital commission here (A Chrome browser is recommended)
See the behind-the-scenes creative process