Fluid, shimmering patterns flow on the surface of a luminescent orb suspended in space, tones oscillating, encompassing the room. ANIMA is an immersive installation that investigates the emotional relationship between humans and artificial entities, through the use of movement, texture, light and sound.
The spherical imagery, which emanates from inside the object, is achieved by use of a single projector coupled with a hemispherical lens. Both image and sound are generated in real-time, based on the entity's contingent perception of our presence.
ANIMA interprets our behaviour and portrays its character by responding to the viewer with an array of audiovisual expressions. Through this behavioural process, the installation creates the illusion of being a sensory autonomous entity, thereby challenging us to reflect upon our position in relation to artificially created intelligence. ANIMA creates the context which allows us to investigate the extent to which an object can feel, acquire agency, or even possess a soul.
ANIMA is an interactive audiovisual installation that many artists have worked on. It was originally designed by Frouke ten Velden [Amsterdam, NL] and developed under the creative direction of onformative [Berlin, DE]. I have designed and developed the interactive audiovisual system that defines the current aesthetics of the artwork. This custom software, interactive sound and visual composition was combined with the original system developed by onformative.
ANIMA is exhibited around the world including Leeds Digital Festival (The Lumen Prize) [Leeds, UK], SXSW Festival [Austin, US], FORMS [Toronto, CA] and GOGBOT Festival [Enschede, NL]. A non-interactive version of the installation managed by Studio Nick Verstand is currently hosted at Design Society museum [Shenzhen, CH].
projector, hemispherical lens, aluminum frame, pvc screen, air motor, pressure sensor, interactive composition, surround sound, custom software
2014 - 17
Frouke ten Velden frouketenvelden.comNick Verstand nickverstand.comOnformative onformative.comPufferfish pufferfishdisplays.comPandelis Diamantides pandelisdiamantides.com
The Chicago Tribune (USA), 2016 - ANIMA mania: The coolest interactive exhibit at SXSWThe Creators Project (CHN), 2016 - 首届天漠音乐节上也有像样的艺术装置Lumen Prize (UK), 2016 - ANIMACNET (Espagñol), 2014 - ANIMA una obra de arte inteligencia artificial SXSWThe Creators Project (DE), 2014 - Ein leuchtender Planet simuliert die Interaktion zwischen Mensch und künstlicher IntelligenzThe Creators Project (USA), 2014 - A Glowing Orb Simulats Interaction Between Humans And Artificial IntelligenceThe Creators Project (NL), 2014 - ik zag gister ANIMA en ik werd er een beetje stil van
Creative Industries Fund NLAmsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst