Artist Talks

Join us for an illuminating evening of Artist Talks at Different Perspectives Festival.

These talks offer an opportunity to delve deeper into the creative process and gain a better understanding of the motivations, inspirations, and techniques behind the art and games presented at the festival.

On Saturday 20 May Hussein Shikha takes you through his creative process of how he uses games as a tool to share and archive endangered knowledge.

On Saturday 27 May Dagmar Blommaert shares her experience of how writing for video games is a craft on its own.

No matter if you're an art enthusiast, game designer, or simply curious about the creative process, these talks are for everyone!

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Hussein Shikha

Hussein Shikha

The Legend of Southern Iraqi Carpets: Video games as a tool to share and archive endangered knowledge
Sat 20 May, 20:00

Hussein Shikha is a multidisciplinary artist, graphic designer, writer, and researcher. His work entails experimental film, animation, textile and interactive installations. Hussein takes the manipulation and transformation of the southern Iraqi carpet (with all its philosophies) as a starting point to understand art and design from Eastern and non-Eastern perspectives. In so doing, he examines possible shifts towards more inclusive and less Eurocentric perceptions of art and design.

Dagmar Blommaert

Dagmar Blommaert

What's in a Game: Writing for Video Games
Sat 27 May, 20:00

Dagmar Blommaert is a narrative designer & writer. After her successful debut with Marie's Room in 2018, she co-founded the studio like Charlie. They released their second game Ghost on the Shore last year, and are currently working on All I Ever Wanted. Dagmar wrote for Nanotale and Battle Sage, and is currently working with eXiin. She coaches filmmakers, writers and game devs in writing for games and their narrative design at DAE and VAF.

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