Iris is an interactive artwork that requires access to your webcam to function.
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Iris is a reactive website that captures and warps webcam video into halo-like patterns when activated by the motion of the viewer.
Within my practice, I apply disruptive processes to the visual recognition of photographic digital images by fragmenting and distorting the image data. I use these methods in my work to question the link between the photograph and the real, and to open up a space where queer readings and forms of being can emerge.
Colour in a digital image is created through the additive blending of three primary colours; red, green, and blue. This artwork extracts the colour information data from the webcam into separate colour channel layers. These layers are then transformed, distorted, and recombined when activated by the motion of the viewer which produces ever-changing filament structures.
Iris is part of a series of web-based works that I developed during the Centre for Projection Art Residency Program in 2020. During the residency, I researched and created interactive projection works that would allow both the audience and the machine to collaborate in dialogue to produce a completely unique artwork. I also investigated how the projection of web-based artworks in public spaces can become site-responsive works that engage with the merging of physical and virtual spaces afforded by digital technologies such as network infrastructure and mobile devices.
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