Space for autonomous imagination

2020

Inflatable Installation

Space for Autonomous Imagination is an inflatable structure designed to be deceiving, arbitrary, and confusing. Participants might try to climb the stairs to immediately plunge as their first approach to this buoyant illusion. The structure elements provoke instability and loss of gravity as the body becomes a mass in sway.

Only by forgetting about the laws that reign our world will visitors be capable of navigating the space. The figures and elements might seem familiar but different at the same time. It is best to keep the body in motion or let the mass fall into a wholly inanimate condition. The intent is to throw visitors into a playful state by creating a chaotic and unbounded experience. 

To enter the experience, visitors must look at the camera to cross the border and enter a new dominion. The captured image will define the sound that will accompany the experience for each user. An emotion tracking system captures and processes the user's facial expression. I created each audio to represent the basic human emotions:  neutral, anger, contempt, disgust, fear, happiness, sadness and surprise. The model will correlate the dominant emotion allocated to a particular audio file by capturing the participant's facial expression. The goal is to influence the experience on an affective level, creating a unique affective experience. The installation's sole purpose will be to evoke psychological curiosity in the user in an immersive and interactive experience.


When we can't experience the full spectrum of emotions in our everyday lives, we crave and seek them through art.

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