Railway models in virtual worlds

Exhibition "Virtual Railway Worlds"

Deutsche Version

Interview in the Campus Magazine of TU Braunschweig


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Shown are prints of digitally created pictures, in which photos of model railway scenes have been embedded into virtual worlds. While some pictures show prototype-oriented model scenes, others do not fit to a particular era. In some pictures, trains run through landscapes that seem to come from dystopian near-future settings. While, at a glance, some scenes look very realistic, the fictitous background will become obvious when looking at the details. Some scenes seem to be fallen out of time in a rather disturbing way. For the creation of the virtual environments, I started using screenshot from computer games. Later, I used the AI engine Midjourney. In some pictures, I let Midjourney adopt the style of a particular game. This way, there is no break in style compared with with the older pictures.

Catalogue of all pictures shown in the exhibitions


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