Lock and Down

Due to the lockdown and the pandemic, we are restricted in our domestic space no matter who you are. We spent more time with our family, our private space, and ourselves. I started to find that I talked to myself much more frequently. Sometimes I'll split them out sometimes I'll just leave them hovering in my brain.

Inner voice murmuring:

Can our mind control/affect the space?

Can closed space become open space?

I don't know?

Interiority

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Listen
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Exteriority and Interaction

Internalize

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I'm reversing the process of internalization in terms of externalizing the interior thoughts to real space

then see the interactions in between. 

Top View

Sketch

I made these marks and placed them above the sketch of my room.

The pixelated figures are inhabiting and moving in between.

Try to feel the rhythm of the marks.

Can you hear anything?

Can you animate the lines and particles in your brain?

Try to look around your space and imagine you are dancing with your interior movements. 

Try to click on the sketch and see if you can find any surprise in certain area. It's more than one possiblility.

If you feel something is out of control or makes you feel sick, click on the black squre at the top left corner will help you.

Digital drawings

Overall, this is the digital drawing of the installation. I'll build a domestic space(3mx2mX2.5m) which is narrow and isolated and give the introduction to the participants before they step into space.

Even the room should be a narrow space but it still allows one viewer to move, engage, and inhabitat in a way of focusing on the only body and the interaction between the images. 

For the AR technology, the participant will wear a headset for watching the images. Also, wearing headphones to hear their own voice which is creating a loop from speaking and listening. 

The lines are the augmented reality animation or holographic projection based on the program and triggered by the participants as another way to fill the space with marks.

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Digital model by Sketchup

Demonstration video.

Although I am sitting on the edge of the bed in my West London apartment sipping cognac from an egg cup (well it is breakfast after all), my mind is very much elsewhere.

We are stardust, Tom.

Stardust nation Deborah Levy

Future Plan

Psychology, neuroscience, and technology

I'll love to go back to the original inspiration of the brainwave and research more in neuroscience. Using different sensors to create different patterns, choreography, and interaction and project them in a physical space with bodies.

Besides the sensors and other physical interior activities are interesting as well. Rather just focus on brains and our consciousness, heartbeats, moving blood in our vessels, and other activities in our physical body will be another way to explore what's interior and what's the purpose to externalize them? How can people acknowledge my works?

 

Also, research more on the psychology aspect and see how can I utilize the technologies to discuss humanity and intimacy. Currently, Extimacy, a term from French psychoanalysist Lacan interests me a lot. What's the blurry area between interiority and exteriority and the intimate feelings between the exterior world.

Live performance

On the other hand, I'm thinking of combining this process with a theatre production. How can I apply this interaction to a character or a performance? If I can use these animation, videos, or movements to indicate the text, the monologue can have another way to present it on stage. The model box refers to my room and scale 1:10 for projection mapping specifically.

White card model. (in the process)

Scale 1:10

Thanks for your time!

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After the exhibition week, I'll keep posting works on my                Welcome to follow!

If you like to involve in the interaction this week, please check on the events page! Cheers!

Based on this project, there's an extraction from the process if you are interested in audio visualization, please click the reading project button!

Special thanks: Dani Ploeger, Dan Scott, David Shearing, Eva Auster, Jonathan Munro, Joana Parker, Lizzie Clachan, Malachy Orozco, ,Mauricio Elorriaga, Simon Donger, Sinéad O' Neill, E-Fang Wang, Vincent Lin, my peers, and my family