“Experiments in Proximity” by John Tonkin

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    Experiments in Proximity

Artist(s) and People Involved:



Artist Statement:

    To coincide with ISEA2013, John Tonkin presents two new responsive video works that continue his ongoing research into perception and cognition, exploring ideas of interiority and presence. These sensor-driven interactive video systems respond to the viewer’s proximity to the screen, forming a dynamic coupling between the motion of the user’s body through space and the resulting real-time manipulation of video and sound. The viewer is located within “a kind of first-person sensorimotor temporal play” made up of many small moments of everyday lived experience, hinting at the fragmented nature of our engagement with the world. For video documentation of earlier works in this series, go to: vimeo.com/36280779