The video was a split screen 16:9 aspect ratio presentation where twin images were shown in contrast or concert. The footage used art making processes, materials, kinetic abstraction, and pattern to visualize the insight concepts. A cyclical jazz piece of music was selected for an inspirational experience and to sync with the video transitions. The voice over was directed to be monotone, neutral and compliment the music. When projected, the image covered a seven-by-four foot area of the gallery floor. It was shown on a custom-sized sheet of projection screen cut to fit the projection area and mounted to the floor. The effect of the video on this screen presented a convincing effect of video emerging from the floor. Viewers were encouraged to explore the periphery of the screen through a series of insights printed onto small cards and displayed across three walls. Copies of each insight could be taken by viewers as a way for them to personalize their experience by relating to the content and also extend the community of viewers beyond the space and time of Gallery 8.
Reception of the work by critique invitees were generally favorable in the interpretation of the project description. The floor projection was a unanimous favorite component. The neutral meditative
tone of the space was received with mixed reaction. Some found the experience predictable and safe. Others appreciated the experience and made suggestions for pushing the work beyond project confines. Deeper exploration of interpreting insights through sensory input beyond sight and sound was a key piece of feedback that will direct a future work of this kind.
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