2.5 dimensional - a superflat nature
The “2.5 dimension” is a place between the world of japanese anime, the two-dimensional and the the real world, the three-dimensional. The two-dimensional is flat, loud and has a lack of depth and perspektive. A place where nature and sourrounding seem pretty perfect with eachother. Anime triggers a form of nostalgia and leaves space for own perceptions.
The three-dimensional World, is the world we are living in. We look at nature and our environment how it is and maybe it‘s not always nice and beautiful. But is real nature really deeper than our imagination? Or is a world without space for own perceptions actually really flat?
In this book i want to draw attention to these two worlds overlapping and causing an interface. For a lot of people (for example anime fans) this world does exist already. They visit places, they have seen in animes and realise how their perspektive of the real world is changing.
In 2.5 dimensional the real nature is flattened in to my own understanding of the two-dimensioal. “2.5 dimensional” should open a room for individual interpretations of a perfect nature. It can be as deep or shallow as the viewer wants to perceive it. Also it should encourage questioning about reality and fiction in two overlapping worlds.
Concept & design: Audrey Rappold
Bachelor Thesis 2021