Graduation Project, NFTA, Amsterdam, 2004
Interactive documentary installation, telling stories of the elderly citizens of Amsterdam and their experience with the ongoing change of the city.
The stories evolve themselves based on the movement and behavior of the audience:
Slow movement (passive behavior) results in nostalgia. The faces of the oldsters are illustrated by fragments of their remembrance of the past.
Enthusiastic behavior, exploring the possibilities, is accompanied by the ode to the city.
Fast movement (overactive behavior) led to chaos, fast images of the city and stories of loss, finally resulting in a black-out of the installation.
I'm still very happy with the layered interactivity of the installation. Apart from the evolving narrative interactivity, the installation responded to every action of the audience, making sounds and rearranging video based on the story's state of evolution.
Credits: Joeri Bleumer - Director / Hein Verhoeven - Sound Design / Sander Korteschiel - TrackingSystem / Matthias Oostrik - Interaction and Software