Into the Midst: Immersion Immersive.
October 2012: Into the Midst: Immersion Immersive.
GALLERY: Society for Art and Technology (SAT), Montreal, Canada.
Into the Midst was five-day collaborative research-creation workshop/presentation in the SATosphere, the Society for Art and Technology’s interactive immersive projection environment. The workshop featured hands-on experimentation toward exploring the potential for this environment to host the emergence of new forms of experience. The experimentation was accompanied by explorations in the philosophy of experience aimed at fashioning a vocabulary adequate to the emergent immersive potential. Key issues addressed are: how interactive live movement within the space can modulate the experience of the projected space (and vice versa) in ways that alter habitual modes of perception; how the relationship between inside and outside spaces might be modulated, using the SAT building and its immediate urban surroundings as raw material; how frustrations of expectations regarding the responsiveness of interactive systems might lead, positively, to new qualities of aesthetic experience. The workshop was preceded by group discussions and preparatory work using online collaborative tools. The results of the workshop were presented performatively to the pubic in the SATosphere. The workshop was collectively led and organized by the the SenseLab network.
Andrew Goodman’s participation in the project is was by an InHabit cultural exchange grant through Punctum and Arts Victoria.