Andreas .muk. Haider

skia 2010

hyperactive installation
infraredcamera, projection, computer (sw: openFrameworks with openCV)
diploma project at the University of Applied Arts Viennadigital art
diploma 16.6.2010

german abstract
So selbstverständlich wie uns täglich die Sonne leuchtet nehmen wir auch den eigenen Schatten als ständigen Begleiter kaum mehr wahr. Als reine Projektion unseres physischen Abbilds ist er nicht mehr als eine flache, farb- und körperlose Reduktion unserer Selbst.

Die Rauminstallation “skia” untersucht dieses eigenschaftslose Phänomen und spielt mit der Konvention von dessen Wahrnehmung. In einer Closed-Circuit-Installation werden die Abbilder der BesucherInnen manipuliert und als künstliche Schatten wiedergegeben.

Was bedeutet es, wenn sich plötzlich der eigene Schatten von uns löst und ein fremdes Wesen entwickelt ? Und was hat ein solch rätselhafter, launischer Schatten mit den multiplen Identitäten des postmodernen Ichs gemeinsam ?

english abstract
As natural as the daily sunshine, one’s shadow, formerly a constant companion, now often escapes from attention. A silhouette of our physical form, one’s shadow is no more than a flat, disembodied reduction of the contours of one’s self.

The installation skia examines the interplay of our shadows and our conscious awareness of our physical displacement of space. In this closed-circuit installation, visitor´s images are manipulated and projected as artificial shadows.

What does it mean if one’s shadow suddenly frees itself and develops an alien autonomy? And what has such an estrangement in common with the multiple identities of the post modern ego?

construction & function
If a person is moving inside the installation s/he is detected by an infraredcamera. This image is processed and manipulated by a softwareprogram written in openframeworks (C++ based framework) with opencv implementation. The manipulated image is projected as an faked artificial shadow by a videoprojector. If the person moves along, the personal silhouette is projected as an artificial shadow in realtime, but if it stops, the shadow is morphing into an alien one.

diploma thesis (german)

exhibited:

 
11/2013 ICT & ART connect, BOZAR, Brussels

 
10/2011 media opera Rinderhallen St.Marx, Vienna

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07/2011 FILE Festival Sao Paulo 2011, Brazil


 
06/2011 Theatrefest Varna, Bulgaria

09/2010 Digital Art Festival, National Academy of Arts, Sofia

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07/2010 hyperactive prototypes, Essence 2010, Künstlerhaus, Vienna

06/2010 Diplomshowing, University of Applied Arts, Vienna

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The Project was realized with the friendly support of Wien Kultur MA7 and the University of Applied Arts Vienna.

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press:

the creators project blog

urban art blog

VmiA – Visuals made in Austria Sendung 31.10.2011 Okto.tv

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