The Youtoo

Media Spaces

BTK, University of Applied Sciences

The YOU TOO, explores projection and conceals interaction in the transparency of shadows, aiming to create meaningful relationships in an unexpected space.

Kerem Suntay // Luke Powers // Martina Illarregui

In our time, spaces are no longer a concept that belongs to a certain location; instead they exist independently of their physical site.  For example, people take the train on a day-to-day basis, causing many stories to be lost in transportation. The mundane reality of the commute creates jaded attitudes towards hidden beauty in an aesthetically dull place.

 

Commonly available technology allows us to experience a state of existence in a space without actually having to be there. The person is instead there in their perception, which doesn’t necessarily make it any less real. Much like the curating and collection of media in Laszlo Maholy-Nagy’s “Rooms of Our Time” exhibit, modern life often imitates these circumstances.  The YOU TOO, explores projection and conceals interaction in the transparency of shadows, aiming to create meaningful relationships in an unexpected space. 

 

By allowing the audience to roam freely in the exhibit space, the person is no longer just an observer, but an active participant of the overall effect. The installation consists of real time audio / video compositing, using a Microsoft Kinect depth tracker and vvvv programming.