I have 3D scanned my bust for a VR project I was working on last year and was really excited about this week’s assignment which gave me a great opportunity to scan my whole body.
I have developed an interest in exploring modern romance via my art practice over the past year. After listening to Helpful Mom Voices, I was intrigued by the idea of seeing voice as the breath of souls that can elevate a creature to a higher order or being. I wondered how building relationships with strangers can be alternated if voice technology were incorporated in dating apps. Strange Connection is a prototype of my interpretation (a work in progress).
This week’s self portrait assignment asked us to create self portraits with two avatar creation systems – one with Adobe Fuse and the other with our own choice which I decided to go with Bitmoji.
Erin and I decided to expand our first meditation project SOMATAROT for final. We turned the project into an immersive installation.
~Inside the SOMATAROT experience, you process your reading through the embodied oracle dance guided by mysterious holographic sybils.
Wallace’s notes touched upon the notion of intellectual property which reminded me of Dana Schutz’s “Open Casket” controversy from the Whitney Biennial last year.
This week Brandon and I made our first attempt to create a partition out of a spotlight, a mirrorball, a moving dmx, speakers and leds.
Erin and I revisited “Who’s your baby?” this week. We tried out different “random” functions that Allison provided but had a hard time understanding how most of them actually work. We found the middle square method, n=6 slightly less abstract and hence decided to apply that to our new project “Random Fruit Baby“.
In my past six years of living in NYC, I have gotten to know the city pretty well. I have observed challenges in terms of real estate, gentrification and cultural appropriation that New York has undergone and would like to take this final project opportunity to voice out one of these issues.
I have seen MoMA’s permanent collection several times during my past six years living in the city yet it is always a different experience when you go see an exhibition or collection with a specific purpose. In this case, it is to keep in mind what we have learned so far in terms of different concepts of illusion. I found a few pieces that I wouldn’t usually ponder about before ITP.
In the Prologue of Einstein’s Dreams, Lightman scrutinizes the notion of time through different fictional narratives that revolves around the theory of relativity.