Image Technology Echoes28th April 2020
In the immersive experimental fiction Image Technology Echoes, we enter a quiet gallery inside a cavernous museum space. The gallery is empty, except for an older man and a younger woman, who are having a stilted conversation about the painting they are looking at: a large expressionist canvas depicting a stormy ocean. The starched conversation seems to circulate indefinitely… unless the visitor enters the body of one of the two figures., at which time they are transported to the respective mental space of that character. Each is a messy room with its own life. In this room, the person’s doppelga?nger homunculus is reciting their stream of consciousness and the painting appears very different.
Performed by real actors using volumetric video capture, and written in collaboration with deep learning frameworks, Stormy Sea asks how we experience perception and embodiment and how much could be happening below the surface of those whom we meet. Programming by Nico Nonne, with volumetric capture provided by V-SENSE Lab at Trinity College Dublin.