Artwork / #See You at Home – The Domestic Spaces as Public Encounter
- Abstract: #See You at Home is an interactive and immersive installation about changing the role of the private space in a time of crisis. It is part of an ongoing participatory project that reflects on our everyday domestic life between private and public spheres, and thus on our relationship with living spaces in general. The project consists of a collection of hundreds of three-dimensional documents taken between 2020 and 2021 in over 40 different countries during the most intense periods of self-isolation and home confinement.
Following an open call, the collected videos were converted to 3D objects using the technique of photogrammetry. These imperfect objects (pointcloud images with gaps and unfinished endings) are the core content of the work’s archive, along with personal statements about the time of quarantine and the changing meaning of private spaces in the form of audio pieces and text.
#See You at Home (SYAH) is a physical installation that includes 3D-printed objects, plotter prints on the wall, and interactive objects with QR codes leading to 360 degree virtual spaces that visitors can view through the ‘magic window’ feature of their phone. Additionally, the work expands on, and includes within, a previous work: the VR installation The Smallest of Worlds. With it, #See You at Home offers a journey within a journey that explores the private spaces as its possible forms develop and change, in a back and forth between the real and the virtual that is both conceptual and experiential.
- Biography: Uwe Brunner is an Austrian architect, experience designer, teacher, and researcher. Since 2019 he has been a faculty member at the ./studio3, Institute for Experimental Architecture at the University of Innsbruck. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. with a research focus on the Essay, its affective and cognitive modalities, and its potential for space-making in virtual reality environments. In addition to architecture, his wider research draws from an array of different fields such as media art, film studies, game studies, and media philosophy.
Bettina Katja Lange is a German scenographer and visual media artist, with a background in theater, opera, and film. She has worked in leading production houses such as the Opera Zuerich, the Nationale Opera & Ballet Amsterdam, the State Theater of Munich Kammerspiele, the Wooster Group, and the Performance Space Theater in New York City. Her recent work extends to physical installations and virtual environments, with an emphasis on the documentary strength in unconventional theatrical and digital media forms. Her current research has been supported with a fellowship by the Goethe Institute Beijing; it focuses on the correlation between ordinary objects, private space, memory, and communication behaviors; i.e. the owner’s social identity and autobiographical representation.
Joan Soler-Adillon (PhD) is a Catalan artist and associate professor at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), in Barcelona. He has held previous academic positions at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona) and Royal Holloway, University of London (UK). His research and practice revolve around digital interactive media and its manifestation in digital art –particularly interactive installation, an experimental approach to interactive storytelling and documentary, and Virtual Reality. From a full-body interactive game run on an inflatable slide to a VR-based experimental documentary, he has worked on a myriad of projects with a focus on behavior design and interactivity, and on fostering audience collaboration and participation.
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