"Embracing the Enigma Between Visibility and Expression”
The exhibition [.user ] explores the complexity of human perception and the interaction between participants and observers in the exhibition space through the interplay of participant actions, observer perspectives, and the elusiveness of visual effects. By creating an environment where visibility is elusive and understanding relies on verbal communication, the works provide evidence of the intricate interdependence between human sensory perception, interpersonal connections, and the essence of seeing. Concealment and revelation, participation and observation, visual engagement and linguistic expression interact, challenging established notions of interaction, recording, and perception.
"A slightly different browser" uses a simulated quantum network encryption method to transmit the actions of internet users (such as mouse movements, scrolling, clicking, and browser DOM content) as light and shadows to the exhibition site. This transmission is achieved through simulated quantum encryption, which is then instantly transformed into physical light visible in physical space, bringing sensory perception back to human intuition. The real-time nature of browsing also synchronizes with the intuitive visual experience. Additionally, the work explores the intersection of quantum science and everyday technology to create and experiment with new forms of perception and communication. The simulation of the quantum network emphasizes the secrecy of the participants' actions, while the concealment of visual effects challenges the observer's ability to translate visual experiences into language. The result is a deep exploration of the complex relationship between the seen and the unseen, the interaction between participants and observers, and the integration of quantum concepts into the field of perception.
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"Around 7 meters is more fun" creates a unique context that transforms communication by exploiting contextual elements and visuality constraints. In order to understand the visual effects generated, participants rely not only on the observer's descriptions, depictions, and expressions but also need these to convey some meaning. This interaction triggers a closer collaboration between participants and observers, bridging the gap between the seen and the unseen and redefining the multiplicity of human perception. Machine learning is used to restrict participants from seeing the output of their own interventions, while observers are deprived from using their cameras to record these results. These two rules provide the software with a closer approximation to human emotional and social logic, creating a unique experience of perception and interaction from which to rethink the relationship between the visible and the invisible.
Both pieces also convey complex dynamics between observers and perception itself. The exhibition [.user ], by engaging the audience in a responsive environment, attempts to address the fragmentation of identity and the workings of personal relationships into atomized individual expressions that resonate in today's environment of information networks, social media, and gaming culture. The way of receiving and releasing sensory stimuli has undergone significant changes at the information level and, similarly, external behaviors have changed. Communication and information are indeed different from the past. In the exhibition, observers or audiences become witnesses, translating visual experiences into language and other non-visual forms of communication. This process activates a special relationship between participants and observers, bridging the gap between the seen and the unseen. Furthermore, by transforming encrypted data into visible light, visual representations of encrypted actions are generated in simultaneous spaces. By triggering the sensory perception of users, this exhibition reflects on the possible connections of their actions in the virtual and physical realms.
Photo by Eslite gallery