INTERACTIVE INSTALLATION AT THE ELSEWHERE ARTIST COLLABORATIVE, GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA.
Staged at the Elsewhere Artist Collaborative, an unconventional artist residency, located in a three story, former thrift store in Greensboro North Carolina, with a strong emphasis on collaborative process and play. Objects and their occupied spaces were in a constant state of flux: organized and categorized according to their relative existences amidst an enormous collection of things.
I wanted to effect people’s perception of time and space at Elsewhere, to re-create the feeling of suspended reality I had experienced upon entering the space.
I staged an event that aerially documented people’s interactions within a constructed park-like space on the building’s first floor. Visitors to the piece were given costumes and props and then lead through an interactive, multi-censorial space, inspired by Michel Foucaut's concept of heterotopia; a space of alternate ordering, things deriving meaning from their relation to each other within a confined and inter-related system
A surveillance camera, mounted on the ceiling, captured motions and interactions below. Footage was gathered and projected simultaneously on the outside front facing window of the building. Participants' movements became timed and exaggerated, based on the visual props and auditory elements provided. With brief video clips captured throughout the event, I was left afterwards with fragmented animations of the evening’s interactions.
Click HERE to see the video documentation.