the consummate mask of melancholy descriptions and simple 3d environments

Backdrop, projection, monitor, webcam, livestream, audio

2016
Overview
Results

the consummate mask of melancholy descriptions and simple 3d environments is a live performance, video, and interactive installation.

The monitor displays a live-streamed performance alternating between real-time and pre-recorded latency layered through colored filters. The audience faces a video monitor while a camera records the audience and projects the video onto the backdrop with a 10 second delay, creating an estranged mirror-like interface that affords the audience to self-consciously interact with themselves in the past.

A computer voice reads the text from Bruce Nauman's The Consummate Mask of Rock over Oneothrix Point Never's "Melancholy Descriptions of Simple 3D Environments" from the album The Fall Into Time.

The work aims to consider and complicate the layers of both self and inter-personal intimacy as it is constructed temporally and spatially.