IrisInteractive InstallationKenny Wong, Chloe Cheuk20140.5mX0.9mX1.6m
Online Database: xIRISx.info
(The database updates automatically when new gesture is created by audience during the exhibition)
A collaboration work with Chloe Cheuk.
Iris is a pair of hands that communicates with participants by hand gestures solely. Through interacting with Iris, audience will then discover and create the language to “talk” with her, which leads to the investigation of human’s behavioural codes by manifesting hand gestures in a mischievous manner.
Iris is responsive to the audience’s hand gestures when they put theirs inside a designated device. Their hands are then projected and detected by a sensor. The gestures are scrutinized and responded by an array of rules that audience may explore through communication. Since the installation keeps learning the input gestures, the video database of different combinations of movements will expand persistently and act dynamically.
Through including human body as context into a digital work, it expresses the merger of the organic and the digital, which can explore the potentials of art through using our bodies. When the interaction of hands is enlarged and projected, it produces dizzying array of unspoken associations to different finger movements and hand gestures. It does not only rediscover the possibilities and complexity of how hand movements can be done, but also creates a new language and specific communication protocol with Iris. The process hence creates a more imaginative, humane and mischievous relationship between Iris and participants.
- 2014 – Special Mention, Interactive Category, ifva (Incubator for Film & Visual Media in Asia) Festival, Hong Kong
- 2014 – ifva (Incubator for Film & Visual Media in Asia) Festival, Pao Gallery, Hong Kong Arts Centre
- 2014 – Ars Electronica Center (1-year exhibition) (with Chloe Cheuk), Linz, Austria
- 2014 – Ars Electronica Festival (with Chloe Cheuk), Linz, Austria
- Dawei Charitable Foundation