Internal Worlds (2012)

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  • Year Created: 2012
  • Submitted to ArtBase: Sunday Apr 28th, 2013
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  • Work Credits:
    • Natalie McKeever, primary creator
    • Levi Goldman, mold-making, construction, assistance and support
    • Daniel Christopher, video documentation of project
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Artist Statement

MFA Thesis Project, May 2012, Digital Arts and New Media, UC Santa Cruz

Internal Worlds is an installation using abstract video projection and interactive components to explore how our sensing bodies shape our perception, and our selves. The pulse of the participant is detected through a biosensor and externalized as lights pulsing in time with their internal rhythm. The sound of a human heartbeat is played back at the cadence of different species, as additional lights synchronize to this new, unfamiliar tempo. These competing pulses affect the participant’s state of mind and bring a hyperawareness to their body, as they viscerally experience the biorhythm of another species.

Project: Thank you to Levi Goldman for his support, assistance and mold-making expertise.

Documentation: Thank you to Daniel Christopher for videography and Emily Martinez for modeling.

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