“Inherited Inferno” is a compelling 3D virtual art world that unveils a stark narrative while embodying the urgent call of key United Nations Sustainable Development Goals – SDG 13 (Climate Action), SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-being), and SDG 4 (Quality Education). At the center, a blazing Earth rests not in the hands of the mythical Titan, Atlas, but precariously on the frail shoulders of two children, emblematic of the disproportionate burden that has been placed upon the younger generation.
Scattered across the terrain are piles of smartphones, mindlessly scrolling through social media, symbolizing modern-day distractions. A few books lay just out of reach of the children, obscured by the digital devices, which represents an elusive access to quality education in the face of their increasing struggle. In the distance, an adult figure obliviously walks away towards a precipice, engrossed in his social feeds, showing how previous generations have disengaged. To portray these contrasting realities, a burning earth reflects in the children’s eyes, while a social media feed scrolls in the adult’s eyes. Through this provocative scene, the artist urges viewers to reflect on the pressing need for climate action and quality education, invoking a plea for collective responsibility towards a sustainable, educated and engaged future.
This is an immersive 3D experience, created in Blender & Unity, and hosted in Spatial. Launch the experience by clicking the button below:
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