THE MACHINE TO BE ANOTHER is an art experiment designed as interactive performance installation that offers users the possibility to interact with the story of another person: seeing themselves in the body of another person, and listening to this other person thoughts inside their mind.
Designed as an interactive performance installation, we use technics applied in the neuropsychology experience called Embodiement and its composed by 1 user and 1 performer. The performer is someone interested in sharring a story about his existence. Can be an actor interpreting a real situation, or can either be a collaborative special interaction, so that interested users can also participate in the installation by sharing something about their life that will be experienced by different person.
Our approach is to simulate this experiment in an artistic way, offering users the perception of being in the body of another. The idea is to stimulate the notion of collectivity, the acceptance and better understanding of each other, as we understand that our individual identity is connected to Humanity's identity and that our notion of ourselves is related to our notion about others in our society.