In this MA course,it was the first time I learn about digital. I was intrigued by digital art especially interactive work. Then I began to look at some interactive artwork and read some article about interactive. In the article ‘The art of interaction’,author discuss about interaction art how to attract audience stay longer,their emotion will motivate their action and experience. My first critique is interactive art is more functional,similar as computer game. But at the same time I found that some artist is too much focus on the function and ignore the visual and experience. Especially after reading other article and book of interaction.I think interaction in the art is not only attract audience stay longer,but also have a aesthetic experience and produce a profound thinking,that is the meaning of art.
Then I found the aesthetics is uncontrollability,because the aesthetics in interactive work is present and create by audience’s participation. Some interaction are created by unconsciousness. That I wrote my research paper about the uncontrollability of aesthetics in interaction,and looked at two artwork which use sound interaction to transform in visual and audio.(Link of research paper)
Interactive which I used as example in the research paper:
‘Which is your brass voice?’
Then I found how can artist control aesthetics of their work depend on how much control they give audience. It also depend on one perception transform in how many perception. So I decided to use voice interact transform to visual effect.
I tried to do some experiments.
However,the content and form should be connect,interaction help artist to narrate objective in a suitable way,provide a quality and meaningful experience to participant. So I need to think about the content. I was interested in some mysterious and spiritual issues. So I began to read some book I interested in such as ‘The inner eyes’,’mysticism’ and looked at some work. (link)
I found that these issue which I interested in also mention about perception,spirit,illusion and mystical experience. In order to use a more scientific point to looked at them,I found some information about psychedelic. I found they have many similarity. Those psychedelic which people describe are amazing. I began to collect these experience.
And also come with my final project idea.(more information)
In daily life,self and the outside physical world are separated. Take the outside world as human’s opposite matter,as the object,to experience,and produce the modern science and technology. Especially in today’s technological society,the comparison of self and outside matter particularly evident that create alienation,threat and loneliness. After people use psychedelic,the boundary of per se and outside world become blurred,it bring pleasure temporary. So this experience intend to enlarge perception. Especially some perception which we can not control. Awake people self-consciousness and self-focus.
J.E.D.Esguirol explain about illusion,’A perception without an object.’ K.Jaspers said illusion is a wrong perception,it is not caused by distortion of the senses or incorrect interpretation,when it happened,just like real perception. In my opinion,in some extent,interactive experience is kinds of illusion. Like in immersive experience,audience feel they are in some where,but actually they sill in a gallery or exhibition. So I will try to use AE and processing to create video which also have interaction with audience.
I will try to use fabric create a multi layer space,project illusion video on it. Multi layer will produce a kind of misty and virtual visual. And also try to use psychological hints to combine with interaction. In those psychedelic experience,people also mention about voice illusion. Thus I will try to use voice to make interact. Receiving the surround sound and transform to another audio effect and visual effect at the same time.
Some video experiment:
Here is my project proposal:link.