- 2018.02.19 – 03.22 MixC Infinite New Born “光影秘境・旭”交互媒体艺术公益展
The following is the documentation of the first version of this work.
Accomplished for and exhibited at NYU Tandon IDM Final show. Documented at IDM, 2017 Spring.
Programmed in Processing, the project encountered problems such as that it becomes laggy after running for 10 minutes, which seriously reduces the user experience. As to its concept, the viewer seem to feel less connected with the strings and their movements if without their figure showing on the canvas.
For some people, struggle never ends. In this interactive image piece, black strings keep falling down to the ground, wriggling sickly. It might stick to the participant’s position, thus gradually delineating one’s body silhouette. Strings here are utilized as a visual symbol of vibrant disturbing emotion of pressure, depression, adversity–the dark side of life for which no one ever prays, but have to face more or less. Once stuck, the strings twist and enwind the participant like snakes, suffocating him. Even when the participant’s figure vanishes from the virtual world, strings continue to exist, waiting for the next victim. Surrender or escape doesn’t eliminate adversity.
Coded in Processing with toxiclibs and openkinect libraries