An Exploration of the Unconscious Interactions between Strangers.

D. Schmüdde, New York City/USA — Okt 13, 2016

Akademie Schloss Solitude - An Exploration of the Unconscious Interactions between Strangers.

I am currently working with Kim Burgas on an ever-evolving project called “Borderless.” The experience is an exploration of the unconscious interactions between strangers. It examines the subtle ways we are shaped by our surroundings and how our individual actions, in turn, shape the world around us.

The web offers a way to bring the video and interactive audio components of the “Borderless” live installation to a broad audience. The piece evokes feelings of calming familiarity and unnerving dissociation to an audience in physical space. The SUPRAINFINIT residency provides a platform to build a virtual analogy and gauge how well the experience translates online.

Using still imagery, sound, video, and JavaScript, we will evaluate different ways to present experiential digital art on the web. Movements of the mouse or a finger will allow the audience to explore the two dimensional video space online. The piece will respond to finger positioning by revealing new figures in the pool of liquid and synthesizing new sounds. No two experiences will be the same.

 

D. Schmüdde is an artist and computer scientist who has been building experiences and creating stories for broad audiences for the last 15 years. His work has been broadcast on traditional outlets such as the Dish Network, AT&T U-Verse, and Direct TV, screened at legendary venues like the Chinese Theater in Los Angeles, and performed in stalwart institutions such as the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art and the Schusev State Museum of Architecture in Moscow.

His latest endeavor, the interactive documentary “Jack and the Machine,” promises to recontextualize the story of the personal computer and the future of our digital society. It is available to preview here: http://www.jackandthemachine.com.

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