» Return the Eye (until Feb 28) by DROUGHT SPA
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Return the Eye (until Feb 28) by DROUGHT SPA

credits DROUGHT SPA (Oakland)

Made in part using VL
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»» https://cloacaprojects.com/returntheeye ««

Headphones or monitor speakers are recommended:

https://cloacaprojects.com/returntheeye/ live until Feb 28, 2021

Return the Eye is a project that combines installation, text, sound, and video, with a remote viewing system that telematically conjoins viewers. These works consider visibility, the elastic ontology of virtual images and the weaponization of optical technologies.

An online experience, Return the Eye collects user data generated by visitors, which then enact audio-visual transformations in real time. Simultaneously, three user-controlled cameras situated in the gallery operate as a portal to surveil installed objects referencing machine intelligence, ecology, and state violence.

As an extremely long-form composition, sonic parameters are shaped by user interaction with the website (clicks, click+drag, mouse location, what you're clicking on, phone movement). Our hope is that people synchronize their visits to the website with others, as the sonic output of this is something like a collaborative, networked synthesizer, where multiple people shape different parameters of the sound simultaneously.

https://cloacaprojects.com/returntheeye/ live until Feb 28, 2021
Twitch, where the live video content is embedded from, is currently testing a feature that may interrupt the viewing experience. If this popup appears, click the volume icon in the bottom left, and you will be able to close it.

Consider

  • moving your mouse slowly to different parts of the screen, holding different click combinations, and listening for changes
  • opening multiple browser windows to increase your access to sonic parameters
  • changing your USER ID via the top right menu - this will change the sonic parameters you affect
  • clicking multiple times on different items on the works list/selected resources list
  • leaving the website on as background sounds. You can then modulate this by eg. using your phone's accelerometer remotely, manipulating the website itself as needed, or being surprised when others play with the site

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Enjoy here: Return the Eye → → Live until Feb 28.

guest, Monday, Feb 1st 2021 Digg | Tweet | Delicious 1 comments  
guest 25/02/2021 - 05:55

A small 10 minute tour of the work—from vvvv meetup #8—can be found here:https://youtu.be/jUBEyp-z3JI?t=3082

DROUGHT SPA is also performing direct from Cloaca Projects from inside the work, February 27, 7:30PST, details found here:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/drought-spa-return-the-eye-closing-performance-tickets-141887725005

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~4d ago

NoseBleedIndustries: Please, integration with this low cost mechanical display, so beautiful! https://www.vestaboard.com/

~4d ago

NoseBleedIndustries: Please, integration with this low cost mechanical display, so beautiful! https://www.vestaboard.com/

~8d ago

joreg: @mediadog they are here: workshop-videotracking-node10

~9d ago

mediadog: Hmmm slides for node10 video tracking cannot be found: workshop-videotracking-slides

~10d ago

joreg: @mediadog thanks for the pointer, links are updated

~11d ago

mediadog: Where are the 50beta42 offline instalers? The offline installers are still linked to 41, not 42.

~14d ago

id144: thanks @gegenlicht & @bjoern, i hope the festival sorted it.

~16d ago

Patxi7: @joreg done