Jane Grant, Jay Auborn, Coral Manton: Between Us

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    Between Us

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    Magic leap, sound and visuals for augmented reality, and subpack

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    Between Us is an Augmented Reality audio/visual artwork about desire, solar physics and the impossibility of touch. Between Us is made for Magic Leap and Sennheiser AMBEO 3D audio.
    Drawing on quantum physicist Karen Barad’s work on touch, the narrative in
    Between Us is at once seductive and unsettling.
    Participants inhabit an audio/visual world where they are addressed directly through the narrative. Immersed in the 3D soundscape and visuals, the participant is both audience and artwork, guided by a disembodied voice that speaks of solar physics and the haunting nature of desire, the anticipative action of touch.
    Between Us allows us to sonically and visually inhabit the temporary intimate fusing of the outer edge of our atmosphere as it meets the sun’s radiative action – the ionosphere where the sun and the earth first touch. Our skin is constantly filtering air, reacting to temperature changes, signaling hormonal drives, fears and desires. In likening the ionosphere to the skin of our bodies we may by able to imagine the invisible interactions taking place between things and selves, things and things, and selves and selves. In sonifying this interaction we inhabit where the sun and the earth meet, where the ionosphere draws towards the sun like the pilomotor reflexes of the tiny hairs on our skin. The desirous nature of Between Us evokes the dynamic interplay between two bodies or systems, where we inhabit the in-between, the invisible interactions that take place where attraction and repulsion reside.
    Between us is funded by SWCTN and University of Plymouth.
    Jane Grant: Artist, Director, Scriptwriter.
    Jay Auborn: Sound design, audio production. Coral Manton: Visual Design, Unity Developer
    Giorgio Cortiana, Sound Design and Audio Programming. Phil Liford, Sound Design and Audio Programming.
    Illustration: Skye Liu Tianzi


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