Lives Within a Cave is the final installation to my original Life Tunnel. The concept continues to represent obstacles in our lives. For the final I took a bigger approch by adding additional lighting, audio sound effects and projection mapping onto the surface. All the effects made the installation come to life the surroundings gave the feeling of actually being immersed in a cave.
With more time and an unlimited budget I would have done certain things differently. First I needed a room 10 times the size, with that I would like to have 15-20 floor to ceiling clothes of fabric each with their own projector. I would like to add in real-time sound effects that really have the audience involved, by using a sounds system to echo their voices.
Other then that I was satisfied with the overall outcome. The documentation is provided bellow.
For the individual project I was thinking of experimenting with an interactive installation focusing on sound as an art piece. Testing echo’s and different pitches. $500 would be an acceptable budget for this installation, seeing as it would utilize an empty room with speakers and microphones.
For my long term pair pitch I want to focus on bringing art into big city’s, society is constantly in a rush and never takes time to appreciate its surroundings i’d like to have artists collaborate and create huge permanent sculptures that become monuments of the country/city they are placed in. While I desire that all art works are unique and individual, each piece maintaining a similar aesthetic would create a notably interesting experience.
For this project i’d like to focus on wearable technology. The it is often an issue with body temperature raises to hot then cold very fast and Bringing sweaters can be a nuisance. I want to create a jacket that reacts to the users heart beat. The speed and rhythm of the heart beat alters the temperature of the jacket. A internal heating and cooling system will be installed with sensors activated surrounding the main pressure points.
For this project I would like to create a large scale audio visual installation. Where I will interview a large group of women who have all taken victim in a tragedy such as rape, abuse, etc and have their voices echo in a room how explaining their feelings. I want to express the issue women face all over the world.
The life tunnel is an interactive performance installation. The art piece consists of 11 large pieces of hanging paper, each paper containing its own unique rip in the centre. A clear wire hangs them so they give the illusion of floating. Life Tunnel is a reflection of our lives, going through the tunnel the audience must adjust their bodies in order to fit through the rips in the paper. It represents the obstacles in life that we can not change and as challenging as it is to get by, we have no choice to but to adapt to our surroundings and keep moving forward.
The life tunnel is an interactive performance installation. The art piece consists of 11 large pieces of hanging paper, each paper containing its own unique rip in the center. A clear wire hangs them so they give the illusion of floating. Life Tunnel is a reflection of our lives, going through the tunnel the audience must adjust their bodies in order to fit through the rips in the paper. It represents the obstacles in life that we can not change and as challenging as it is to get by, we have no choice to but to adapt to our surroundings and keep moving forward.
For my future extension of this project I wish to enlarge the exhibit using a different medium with added lights and sounds.
There are many different roots one can go when deciding on an installation piece; the artist must come up with theme, location, and objection. He/she must determine the reaction and experience they want their audience to gain from the art piece. Installation art in principal is taking a large area and changing its perspective by filling it with art that constitute a whole other meaning to the original space.
The Weather Project and Rain Room are two experimental installation projects that follow a similar theme however have completely different features and objectives. Both pieces utilize the concept of weather they focus on specific aspects of the environment and the essence of exploring humanity within it.
The Weather Project installation created by Olafur Eliasson, focuses on creating a representation of the sun and sky. A thin mist slowly encases the space, through out the day the mist transforms into a cloud-like formation before is disperses across the installation. The light from the sun in contrast becomes produces a mono-frequency the lamps used emit a light in a very narrow frequency that only the colours yellow and black can be seen, this effect transforms the installation into a spectacular experience encompassing the sun.
The Rain Room created by artist Hannes Koch is experimental installation that depicts the essence rain with the use of water falling. The installation enables the audience to control their own root through the downpour without being soaked by water in the process. The installation follows movement and presence the general idea is that one can navigate them selves through a downpour without getting wet therefore feeling as if the user were one with the environment.
Both installation projects maintain a similar concept by focusing on the essence of the environment, aspects that have a relevant part in their art projects are to do with management, budget, scheduling and overall project objectives. The two projects require a large interior space for their installation; The Weather Project has a still experience where the centerpiece maintains the same coordinates while the Rain Room utilizes the whole space and maintains a consistent life-cycle, regardless of when the audience enters the art piece the installation will be the same. The experience for The Weather Project will differ depending on when the audience enters the installation. Both projects maintain powerful user experiences however exhibit it differently. The projects must consider budget when creating their pieces both installations require a large amount of maintaining in order to keep the installation sustained and natural.