LEIKHĒN: A Hybrid Immersive Audiovisual Space

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  • LEIKHĒN: A Hybrid Immersive Audiovisual Space

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  • Presentation of the interactive audiovisual installation LEIKHĒN, which combines biomedical signals within an immersive interactive environment. The project is inspired by the composite plant of lichen (from Greek: leikhēn), which is the result of a hybrid partnership between a fungus and an alga. The installation is therefore a reflection upon the interaction and mutualistic relationship between two organisms, and how this union impacts on their behaviours inside a created audiovisual space. The installation was created in the frame of an artist in residence invitation at the Immersive Lab (IL), ICST – Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology, Zurich University of the Arts (ZhdK), Switzerland.

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