Brigitta Zics: Mirror _SPACE

 
  • ©2005, Brigitta Zics

Artist(s):


Title:


    Mirror _SPACE

Exhibition:


Creation Year:


    2005

Medium:


    Interactive art installation

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Artist Statement:


    This interactive networked installation projects a personal, virtual mirror image onto the screen by combining the viewer’s face with data collected simultaneously from the internet. The image behaves like the physical presence of a real mirror image. It changes its position, dimensions, and features according to the movement of the viewer. The common mirror representations of individual viewers also interact with each other, and their audio/visual representation is perceivable as within the “mirror space.” The mirror image is active and alterable as long as the visitor remains in the data-space of the installation. When the visitor departs, the image remains and continues to move together
    with other representations. The mirror images of previous viewers disappear when the images of new visitors appear on the screen. Viewers are invited to identify with a virtual mirror image that reflects their internal state (through mood analysis) and their external affiliations (through information streams from the internet). The person is viewed as a node that is networked with the whole of existence. Effects that can be grasped by our perception are presented in this system as dynamic data and converted into three-dimensional objects. This process also involves compiling a virtual image, but the filter is a computer calculation , which not only processes our extended characteristics but also data gathered simultaneously from the outside world.