Thursday, February 3, 2011

Speaking in public through a huge animated avatar

The people at 1024 Architecture have taken on a very artistic and 'spiritual'-ish project with their installation 'Perspective Lyrique'. It feels 'spiritual' to me probably because we intuitively feel drawn to anything that is larger than us and slightly different in a superior way. It feels like it's a guide, a father, even a god. And so it grips us and makes us pay the one-pointed kind of attention. Quite an existential twist to this installation is that spectators can take on a protagonist role by talking into a microphone. The person's voice is then transformed and projected back through the animated face of the projection. So it is as if you can become this grander figure for a moment, on a public stage.

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