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Raphael
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About me Work

NEON

IT‘S THE YEAR 2020.

AFTER THE RISE OF A.I. DRIVEN FACILITIES THE ENVIOREMENT OF THE WHOLE
PLANET CHANGED. FACTORY PRODUCED SMOG TURNED THE SKY PITCH BLACK AND MADE IT IMPOSSIBLE TO DISTINGUISH DAY FROM NIGHT.

DUE TO THE ENVIOREMENT CHANGE, RURAL LIFE HAS BEEN MOSTLY EXTINGUISHED. MOST OF HUMANITY SEARCHED FOR SHELTER IN BIG CITIES AND FORMED SO CALLED MEGA CITIES.

SOCIETY IS PLAGUED BY CORRUPTION, ANTI-GOVERNMENT PROTESTS, TERRORISM, AND GANG VIOLENCE. DUE TO A 400% INCREASE IN CRIME, MOST MEGA CITIES WERE SPLIT INTO TWO DISTRICTS, DIVIDED BY HEIGHT.

THE HIGHEST LEVELS, PUBLICLY KNOWN AS ‚THE OLYMP‘, ARE RESERVED FOR THE UPPERCLASS. CLEAN CLOTHES, PARTIES, FRESH FOOD AND MUCH GLASS REFLECT THE NOBLE LIFESTYLE OF THE FEW CHOSEN ONES.

THE LOWER LEVELS ARE THE BIGGEST PART OF A MEGA CITY. ITS WHERE THE GENERAL
PUBLIC, NETRUNNERS, RIVALING GANGS, PROSTITUTES AND CYBERNETIC ENHANCED HUMANS FIGHT FOR SURVIVAL.

THIS IS NEON

 

 

A Braindance is a digital projection of your desires and dreams, streamed directly into your subconsciousness. Through the use of a special headset, it let viewers experience events fully in their mind.

You can, for example, visualize yourself as a citizen of the Olymp, enjoy a lap dance from a long-dead celebrity, experience sex as the opposite gender, or feel the rush of being a hunted serial killer. Everything you can imagine can become real with braindance.

Due to the amount of possibilities braindance became a massive entertainment industry that has incited widespread social problems in the lower classes. Braindance addiction often leads to poverty, violence, and even death.

It‘s not rare somebody dies in the process, because once you‘re addicted to these virtual worlds, you lose complete track of time and reality.

Production Diary

Models: Marvin Stöcker, Ekatherina Roth, Luisa Penkalla, Verena Hartl, Tatjana Gipp, Nadya Petrova, Sandra Cienkowski, Ashley Amegan, Nina Hierhager, Somruedi Battemdee, Tessa Becker, Julia Neunig, Demi Daut, Annika Faulstroh, Marcia Voss, Maximilian Schwarzhuber, Bertile Fobid, Jana Stadelmann, Chrissie Seams
Illustrations: Dilara Özden
Soundtrack: Floyd Mthembu
Animations: Fabio Arnold
Hair & MakeUp: David Dorella
3D Compositing: Miro Moric
Set Photography: Fabio Arnold, Tobias Renz, Pauline Våge, Michelle Stefan
Helping Hands: Christian Lanzinger, Michelle Stefan
Brand Cooperations: Aoku, Lisa Wagner, Brillen Wohlfart, Saintsys.com, SEWMUCHBLACK, Queens Tabledance Munich, Zahnmedizin Dr.Spitz
Locations: Prague, Katowice, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Barcelona, Berlin, Munich, Rosenheim, Salzburg, Barcelona