"In Girum" is the first of a series of generative audiovisual installations by Pandelis Diamantides that reflects on our currently overstimulated environment by illustrating how technology is able to mediate our perception.
By creating a completely dark environment, the installation allows the audience to recapture their sensory self by placing them in an initial state of sensory deprivation. The deliberate perceptual isolation allows subjective perception to be reset and is subsequently altered by the use of light and sound. The visual system is deprived essential information necessary to interpret the dynamics of the space and turn it into its mental representation. After the subject’s sensory palate has been cleansed, minuscule pulses of light and sound encapsulating the audience are able to manipulate their sensory experience. "In Girum" influences the audience’s perception of the size, direction and their position in relation to the continuously changing dynamics of the space.
The spatial audiovisual composition heightens and challenges the senses, so the audience tangibly experiences the flexibility of their own perception. Perception itself acts as the artistic medium, becoming an integral part of the piece.
Through its immersive experiential process, the installation reveals that what is seen depends on our subjective perception and temporal perspective of the experiencing subject. "In Girum” was part of “POV” audiovisual installation presented at South by Southwest Festival 2017 (Austin, Texas, US) and Athens Digital Arts Festival 2017 (Athens, GR)
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