Ars Electronica 2020

How do images change when we zoom in and adjust our focus? What happens when we set the camera in a particular position?

Draping Interfaces is an immersive physical/virtual installation commissioned for Ars Electronica 2020 that investigates the worlds that can appear when we mask or drape the physical with the virtual. How do images change when we zoom in and adjust our focus? What happens when we set the camera in a particular position, how do we imagine the real and distant?

For the duration of Ars Electronica/Kepler’s Gardens, the LCF installation comprised of a small number of miniature 50cm2 rooms, each with a multidirectional camera installed. The audience was asked to remotely explore these rooms by independently moving the cameras around. Each room appeared digitally magnified in a manner that takes influence from early cinema special effects animation. The remote virtual experience used subtle and poetic augmented reality layers to enhance the view, which were submerged in spectacular visuals, engaging narrative and bespoke sound-scape, creating a mindful response to a challenging time.

Ars Electronica, the worlds largest art and technology exhibition, presented the entire curation of works from over 120 countries, online for the first time due to CV19. The LCF/ DALab event hosted a live stream which ran daily. During the hour of streaming many visitors could log in at once and were able to switch cameras and views to experience different aspects of the space.  The sessions allowed for Q/A around the Draping Interfaces project and the Digital Anthropology Lab.

Date: Sept 202

DALab Team: Maria Dada, Ragnar Hrafnkelsson

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