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New Media: 3D Sculpting, Interactive, Digital, Manipulated, Paint on Aluminium, Other.
Interactive collage on aluminum with augmented reality (AR) layer selfie stream, 2015
We are the astronaut. Our spacesuits, devices, services, technology.
This series uses a free smartphone app (eKo Art). When viewed through the phone, the work reveals hidden content.
The AR layer in this series is an endless mirror selfie stream pulled from the web.
Viewers become performers as they hold up their phones and reflect the images. When the screen is touched a celebrity selfie appears and the astro gets a bit of “Star Power”
The astronaut is a bittersweet figure; for most of history human beings have gone outwards, searching for answers. Now we go inwards instead. We are all connected but separate, searching the void, increasingly dependent on technology to lead us through the darkness.
The Astronauts in this series brandish social media logos and practice mudras (sacred hand gestures), mirroring our attempts at connecting with something bigger than ourselves.
The spacesuit keeps us safe, in control, in communication with fellow travelers. What would happen if we chose to attempt to touch the universe directly, remove it from our lives?