COEXISTENCE blurs the boundaries between physical reality and virtual reality, between biological life and artificial life, and between performer and viewer. Via see-through head mounted displays (HMDs), the work explore innovative approaches to interaction, performance and immersion. Two people sit across from each other wearing HMDs, which include a position tracker to track head orientation, audio headphones, and a camera. Through the HMD, they see physical space augmented with virtual objects. Using breath sensor and tactile feedback, participants interact with virtual objects and each other.
For this project the Emergence Engine, also used in The Bush Soul (#2) and The Bush Soul (#3) was extended for video play back, head mounted display support, and sound input.
Created in collaboration with with Rebecca Allen and Damon Seeley.