Ectoplasmic Scream

Artist: Doug Jarvis

in collaboration with Limbic Media

Installation live from November 10, 2011 to December 31, 2011

Our Interactive Film and Video Series begins with Ectoplasmic Scream in collaboration with media artist Doug Jarvis. The window gallery has been reconfigured as a contemporary cabinet of curiosity. Acting as a spiritual medium, a digital Doug Jarvis will follow foot traffic with his eyes. If you stop to look, he will lock eyes with yours. Using facial tracking technology, the digital Doug will mirror movements made by your mouth opening and closing. Volumes of “ectoplasm” will project onto the screen if you scream, reflecting your face and surroundings inside the streaming substance.

The street level installation is live at 1119 Fort Street, Victoria BC, everyday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. More then one person facing the window can confuse the installation. Doug’s digital head will face directly forward with his eyes open to indicate that he has found a face to track. Tilting your head back slightly can improve the mouth tracking.

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