Gathering

Camille Utterback
& Adam Chapman
2004

 

Gathering is a dual-screen networked interactive video installation, commissioned by and permanently installed at the Pittsburgh Children’s Museum.  In the piece, visitors see themselves reflected in one of two video projections.  They can move, kick, group and bounce shapes which fall from the top of the projection.  These shapes contain a live video feed from the adjacent projection area.  Visitors in the pink space can manipulate the blob-windows that look out into the blue space.  Likewise, users in the blue space can manipulate their windowed views of the pink space.  Participants use their entire bodies to engage in a mediated communication between different spaces, exploring new types of visual and physical communication.

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