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This installation constitutes a specific modality of remote communication between two persons where facial expression and hand gestures are its essential agencies.

Two people face each other through an opening in a wall where an optical system of semi-transparent mirrors allows computer generated virtual images to appear in the space between them. On each side of the wall there are holes where the viewers put their hands to manipulate multi-axis joysticks, which control these two pairs of virtual hands.

As these hands are interactively moved their gestures continuously change. This is achieved by an algorithmic metamorphosis of the lines that constitute each hand, creating interplay of transitions between each gesture. In this way the two viewers enjoy visual communication with each other via this meta-language of gestural permutations - face-to-face they interactively manipulate surrogate virtual hands to articulate a nonverbal yet eloquent dialog.

(A. Hegedüs)
  • aesthetics
    • animated
    • installation-based
    • multi-user
  • genres
    • telematic art
  • subjects
    • Body and Psychology
      • bodies (animal components)
    • Media and Communication
      • communication
    • Society and Culture
      • entertainment
        • games
Technology & Material