Skies

interactive video and sound installation, 16x16m
1998


A large dark room contains two video projections of a night sky, one on the floor and one on the back wall. When visitors walk onto the video projection, black paths appear under their feet at specific locations. As the five hidden paths are discovered by multiple viewers, the imagery and sound transform according to the specific paths discovered. Depending on which paths are found, the environment projected will be a night sky, day sky, water, land, or a sunny sky. The installation uses a “collaborative interface” which forms a hierarchy of imagery and sound based on the cooperation of the visitors. Skies requires that people cooperate with each other in order to experience the work completely. The installation can accommodate an unlimited number of viewers.

video documentation


 

 





Exhibition of Skies


Banff Centre for the Arts, 1998



Produced in co-production with the Banff Centre for the Arts with assistance from the Canada Council