Loulou João is an Afro-Belgian 3D illustrator and animator, due to her mixed roots, she has developed an inter-dimensional world view. For this reason, she approaches the political, cultural, socio-economic and historical aspects of the white world in an analytical way. She examines how white superiority is maintained and how it affects her own identity and position in this societal context. She attempts to shed a different light on the narrative and representation of black and mixed race women. She sees blackness as a technology that is constantly evolving to survive and fight objectification and oppression. Using 3D software, she visualizes her own reality, a digital world made of candy-coated plastic objects. In this reality, she feels able to focus on expressing her true self without any constructs weighing her down. She creates her own safe space, which gives her the opportunity to reflect on the problems she faces in the physical world.
Squishy world building with Loulou João
Get immersed in how Loulou creates her plastic fantastic digital pieces using Blender. You'll get to see how different modifiers combined can generate smooth low poly elements and simple keyframe animation tricks to bring your visuals to life.
Material : Laptop strong enough to work with 3D software. With Blender installed.