Together with another

Interactive Installation, 2016

 

Together with Another is a projection based interactive installation that depict the complexities of one on one relationship through the consciously changed uncertain embodiment. It physically separates multiple users on its two sides, the users on each side will be assigned different roles and painted either black or white onto the canvas, at the instant they are captured by the sensors. Their movement will be visualized and projected on the canvas.

 

Role

Interaction designer

Team

Danni Huang

 

Exhibition

Illuminus Festival, Boston

Toolkits

Processing, Kinect, MadMapper

 

 

CHALLENGE

How will people perform when they can consciously feel and change the relationship within each other with the sensation of their embodiment?

OUTCOME

An installation that separates multiple users on its two sides, by capturing the real-time data and painting either black or white silhouettes onto the canvas, to depict the relationship of containment and balance, chase and capture, domination and submission through the visualization of silhouette interaction.

 

Inspiration

"When you’re a child you learn there are three dimensions

Height, width and depth

Like a shoebox

Then later you hear

there’s a fourth dimension

Time

Then some say there can be five, six, seven…"    

     ----"Another One" from movie "Paterson"


 

The Space

Together with Another is an 8*6 meter installation, using silk-screen frames dividing a physical space into two parts. Two Kinects placed at both sides of the frames to capture the real-time data which will be visualized and projected by a short ratio projector on to the frames.

 
 
 

The Interaction

The users on each side will be assigned different roles and painted either black or white onto the canvas, express the concept of positive and negative. When people move around at both sides, their profiles appear and disappear, get larger or smaller, become more distinct or less precise, overlap on each other or erase each other.

 
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Gallery

 

User test 

People did certain gestures to create the connection with the other side user

People did certain gestures to create the connection with the other side user

People keep fill and erase each other in the metaphor of meeting and passing through

People keep fill and erase each other in the metaphor of meeting and passing through

People followed the rhyme and movements which the another side user did

People followed the rhyme and movements which the another side user did

Children assume their embodiment as giant. People are interested in their embodiment

Children assume their embodiment as giant. People are interested in their embodiment