This body of work was created by re-imagining materials from the North as an embodiment of human characteristics and walk cycles within a 3D environment to bring out their spirit.
Drawing inspiration from such mediums and materials as moose/caribou hair tufting, beadwork, hide-tanning and quillwork, these works showcase surreal transformations of how they are interpreted and appreciated. As an artist who has loved these materials since childhood but has not avidly used them in a physical sense, my approach has allowed me to work with them in a completely different way with digital influence and being able to implement physics properties.
In creating these walk cycles, even though the materials I am working with are digital, I am treating them with the same amount of respect as if they were physical in the real world.
To create with unrestricted freedom. To make the unrealistic a reality. To imagine environments unbound by the laws of physics. To imagine our people and stories within future generations. Casey Koyczan is a Dene interdisciplinary artist from Yellowknife, NT, that uses various mediums to communicate how culture and technology can grow together in order for us to develop a better understanding of who we are, where we come from, and where we are going. He creates with whatever tools necessary to bring an idea to fruition, and works mostly in sculpture, installation, 3D / VR / AR / 360, video, and audio works such as music, soundscapes and film scores. He has a Multimedia Production diploma from Lethbridge College, a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Thompson Rivers University, and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Manitoba.