Since the invention of the moving image, technological advancements have contributed greatly to the evolution of the cinematic space. New technologies such as virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality allow new experiences that further enhance our experience by adding another layer to our perceived ‘reality.’ Through interactive media, this installation offers an immersive experience that enables someone to confront with multiple layers of spatiality, as well as the role of the cinematographic medium itself.
Kinematic Dialogue explores the relationship between the spectator, the medium and the space. By giving a new reading to my apartment staircase in Rotterdam, the transit space is transformed into a hybrid space of the physical and the virtual. The hybrid of the physical and the virtual space and their dialogue allows a new, unpredicted experience for the viewer.
Using the cinematic apparatus including motion, light, abstraction and sound, the audience is guided to form a dialogue between itself and the moving image. This conversation offers the possibility for the space to expand, collapse, and reveal with the flux of the sound. The experience becomes unique for each individual or collective which permits the dialogue to happen alongside with the moments of breaking the fourth wall between the physical and the virtual.
“Film moves, and fundamentally “moves” us,
with its ability to render affects and, in turn, to affect.”
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