Unit N-014 (2010)

Created by Justin Ferrato and Camille Betts:

An unknown being has been discovered. Our understanding of it is incomprehensible but we are aware of its existence. How do we as an individual, a culture, a globe reconcile with the understanding of it’s existence of unknown potential?
The piece combines the use of sculptural design, generative audio, lighting design with capacitive sensing to create an overall narrative experience. The unknown being interacts with us by communicating through it’s chilling atmospheric drone, and its familiar glow. Based on the proximity of participants in relation to the being will influence the overall interaction design. “I remember hearing this hum that just wouldn’t go away. As I figured out where it was coming from, I realized it was from inside some sort of shipping container. There was something inside it, something that appeared to be glowing. I got closer to the door as ...

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Created by Justin Ferrato and Camille Betts:

An unknown being has been discovered. Our understanding of it is incomprehensible but we are aware of its existence. How do we as an individual, a culture, a globe reconcile with the understanding of it’s existence of unknown potential?
The piece combines the use of sculptural design, generative audio, lighting design with capacitive sensing to create an overall narrative experience. The unknown being interacts with us by communicating through it’s chilling atmospheric drone, and its familiar glow. Based on the proximity of participants in relation to the being will influence the overall interaction design. “I remember hearing this hum that just wouldn’t go away. As I figured out where it was coming from, I realized it was from inside some sort of shipping container. There was something inside it, something that appeared to be glowing. I got closer to the door as the humming got louder. As I walked into the container and realized something was looking me, it hit me that I just got myself way in over my head. ” How did this unknown being get inside a shipping container? Where did the shipping container come from? What is the unknown being? As participants begin to question the context of the piece, the narrative world opens into a rich meta-narrative enriching the experience in anticipation for Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2010.

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