Projects : Lovers Leap


Lovers Leap, 1995
Interactive environment produced in two forms simultaneously as an interactive multimedia installation (using the viewer's body as a triggering device) and as a CD-ROM (using the viewer's hand as a triggering device). Thus the work occupies both a public space and a personal space. This created an environment where the audience self-selected themselves into participants and observers. Within each experience there exists a nexus between the work itself and the viewer's interpretation of it. Collaboration with Ludger Hovestadt and Ford Oxaal. Produced at ZKM /The Center for Art and Media Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany, Artist in Residency Fellowship.

Hardware
NeXT Computer, 16MB RAM/500 MB HD/NeXT Step GAMS ultrasonic PC-based trackingsystem 2 video projectors; 2 projection screens (7x5 meters), Space (30x15 meters) 2 laserdisk ;layers infra-red video camera with wide angle lens 2 CD players audio amplifier; 4 audio speakers wireless modified headphones

Software
12D Authoring Environment Minds-Eye-View Perspective Software

INTERACTIVE CD-ROM LOVERS LEAP currently exists as an interactive CD-ROM work in ARTINFACT2, Artists' Interactive CD-ROMagazine, produced by the artist and ZKM/Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany and published by Cantz Verlag: Germany, 1995 (English/German). This CD-ROM presentation is accompanied by a book including the essay by Timothy Druckrey, "Lovers Leap: Taking the Plunge: Points of Entry... Points of Departure".

* interactive multimedia installation/CD-ROM (with Ludger Hovestadt, Ford Oxaal) "Burning The Interface", Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia, 1996
* "Photography After Photography", Germany (Siemens traveling exhibition) Austria, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, 1995-1997
* Biennale d'Art Contemporain, Lyon, France, 1995-1996
* Dutch Electronic Arts Festival, Rotterdam, Holland, 1995
* ISEA '95, Montreal Canada, 1995
* MultiMediale 4, ZKM , Karlsruhe, Germany, 1995

 

 

 

Video:

Lovers Leap .mov (4mb)

Writings:

Reviews

Morse Essay

Arnd Wesemann Essay (German)

Timothy Druckrey Essay