CYNETart_03transit, 10.10.2003, Festspielhaus Hellerau
concept/ realisation: Frieder Weiß (D)
dance/ choreography: Emily Fernandez (AUS)
People have known their virtual companion, their shadow, since human consciousness exists. It is our silent follower. We are not able to catch it. Something eerie sticks to the shadow, something our mind cannot grasp. It belongs to our self, although it is not a part of our body. It is always darker than we are and belongs to the emotional world.
In many cultures the shadow is described as the domicile of soul and life. Those without a shadow are dead.
Nowadays we also leave digital shadow-traces in the world of computers. We realise that this data effigy does not always go in accordance with our originally intended image. It could turn out to be extremely distorted, ambivalent, or outdated. That might be threatening at first sight but it might free us to play with our self as soon as we can freely and consciously shape our virtual companion.# vimeo.com/5605600 Uploaded
In this installation YesYesNo teamed up with The Church, Inside Out Productions and Electric Canvas to turn the Auckland Ferry Building into an interactive playground. Our job was to create an installation that would go beyond merely projection on buildings and allow viewers to become performers, by taking their body movements and amplifying them 5 stories tall.
We used 3 different types of interaction - body interaction on the two stages, hand interaction above a light table, and phone interaction with the tracking of waving phones. There were 6 scenes, cycled every hour for the public.
We had a great deal of fun making this, hope you enjoy it too.
Interaction Design and Software: YesYesNo -- Joel Gethin Lewis, Zach Lieberman, Pete Hellicar, Kyle McDonald, Todd Vanderlin w/ Daito Manabe sound design (yesyesno.com)
Projection / Staging: Electric Canvas, Inside Out Productions (iop.co.nz). Production: The Church (thechurch.co.nz), Simon Velvin. Production & Art Direction: Hellicar and Lewis (hellicarandlewis.com)
Video features footage and edits by Simon Velvin, and music: 9th Wonder - Beautiful Morning (instrumental), Gin Wigmore - Under My Skin
Thanks to NZ Telecom and the Auckland City Council for supporting this, Peter Milne and all the Team, Simon Velvin and all at the Church, Mike Mizrahi, Marie Adams and all at Inside Out Productions, and Takayuki Ito.# vimeo.com/8525186 Uploaded 221K Plays 2,774 Likes 50 Comments
Base 8 explores the negative spaces and movements between fingers, hands and arms. A reflection through glass creates the illusion of a world floating in air. As visitors reach into the space, moving structures and abstract geometric forms begin to appear in between their fingers or grow out from their hands and arms.
Developed at Ljudmila´s artist in residence program, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Production: Ljudmila, Ljubljana Digital Media Lab at KUD france prešeren trnovo
Created using openFrameworks.# vimeo.com/30834797 Uploaded 4,185 Plays 78 Likes 10 Comments
Faces is an interactive installation by Arturo Castro and Kyle McDonald, extending work on face substitution. The piece resembles a mirror where people get their face swapped.
This installation takes advantage of the unique experience of slowly recognizing yourself as someone else playing also with the concept of the uncanny valley by showing a face that perfecly matches the visitors facial expresion but still has some lighting and texturing imperfections. This elicits everything from laughter, to surprise, or repulsion.# vimeo.com/38700632 Uploaded 11K Plays 50 Likes 1 Comment
While sitting at the chair in front of the scanner you are bathed in structured light, allowing the shape of your profile to be digitized and archived. This portrait, an attempt to capture your likeness in three dimensions, is compared to a library of other portraits captured in the same manner. From these comparisons emerges an outline of the captured form: a playful perspective on your relationship to others, built from light, inviting you to explore further.
Janus is a god from Roman mythology, strongly associated with transitions and duality: young and old, coming and going, or the past and future. Janus is often depicted with two faces, each facing in opposite directions. "The Janus Machine" offers a modern corollary for this ancient metaphor and mythology: the real face, and the one stored by the computer.
Currently installed at Ars Electronica Center through September 2011.# vimeo.com/16197436 Uploaded 17.2K Plays 369 Likes 12 Comments
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