5-7th June 2023
Arena Berlin & Festsaal Kreuzberg
Mika Johnson is a multimedia artist interested in dream-like narratives, mythos, ritual, and biodiversity. While his concentration is designing XR experiences, Johnson also works in many mediums, including as a director for fiction and documentary projects. His first XR project, VRwandlung, is a virtual reality adaptation of Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis, which was featured in Stern Magazine and The Economist. The project also traveled to over 50 cities, worldwide. Johnson’s present projects include Ilios: a VR point cloud poem about COVID-19 made in collaboration with Marcel Karnapke - and The Republic of Dreams: a multimedia project produced by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, in Warsaw, which adapts the work of Bruno Schulz, using video, illustrations, and sonic experiences. Long-term projects include The Amerikans - a web series featuring 15 short documentaries - and his 2020 debut feature - Confessions of a Box Man - which is the first part in a trilogy. Projects in production include The Infinite Library, a VR library being produced by the Goethe-Institut, New Delhi, and Lost Forms: a virtual experience, produced by Expanded Focus, in Leipzig, which allows users to interact with a fully scanned iceberg off the eastern coast of Greenland.