"Brevity is the soul of wit" - Hamlet
"Technology is a trickster and it has been so since the first culture hero taught the human tribe how to spin wool before he pulled over our eyes..."
- Erik Davis, TechGnosis
Mirada* blurs the boundary between audience and performance through the implicit interaction of unseen technologies.
This immersive and interactive installation places four participants with a performative Shaman around a 3D projection of a graphical flame shown on a 360 degree display. The guiding Shaman and the participants are each given one of four wooden abstract instruments embedded with wireless sensors that control parameters of a soundscape environment and visual characteristics of the fire in real-time seemingly by magic.
Mirada allows participants to explore the creative potential of interactive technology through ludic performativity, while a storyteller offers narrative contextualization. Fire, one of humanity’s first technologies is chosen as a central visual feature given its tribal tradition in collaborative meaning-making and cultural exchange.
*meaning gaze in Spanish