A study of matter


Substance: A Study of Matter is inspired by fluid dynamics and emerging systems in nature. VolvoxLabs is a New York-based media design studio, lead by creative director Kamil Nawratil.

Medium: Audio Video
Location: San Francisco
Date: 2017

Nawratil has found a space to explore the tension between nature, humans, and technology by visualizing dichotomies, juxtaposing, or merging technologies and bridging interdisciplinary fields including science, architecture, and digital media in his work.

Music and sound design by Javier Cruz, at left, and visuals by Kamil Nawratil.


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