Fifteen Points (XV)
Esteban Garcia Bravo, Jorge Garcia Galicia and Aaron Zernack
Fifteen points (XV) defines the role of cognitive dissonance in diverse reactive spaces. In an interactive floor projection, viewers are encouraged to move throughout the space and engage in the manipulation of the art piece. Detecting both sound and body of the participant, the 3D shapes and textures within the installation bend and distort to the interference accordingly. When a presence is no longer sensed, the shapes are autonomously restored with a burst of energy to their original state, while a generative synth soundscape orchestrates the entire experience.
By immersing the viewer in a full body experience of shifting compositions bred by human motion, this piece projects many diverse, retinal interpretations of space. XV challenges the senses and plays a crucial role as a generative system, giving insight to the prospect of inaccurate visual assumptions that can drive us to understand new possibilities. A piece with pleasing aesthetics, carefully planned architecture, algorithmically defined behaviors, and the ability to regenerate from destructive energy, the work serves as a fusion point of art, design, mathematics and technology.
Fifteen points (XV) defines the configuration of diverse reactive spaces. The body-sensitive experience can be described as a shifting architecture, delineated by mathematically arranged quadrilaterals and textures that display ambiguous perspectives. Photograph of the installation at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.