LANscapes is an interactive installation that allows visitors to collaboratively build a virtual world with their gestures and movements through space.
The installation takes the form of a sculptural landscape that is projected on the walls of the gallery. It moves and shifts in response to people’s physical presence – a virtual reflection of the gallery space. New visitors can add to, destroy, or modify the virtual sculpture as they see fit, evolving it’s form over the course of time.
Snapshots of the 3D forms are continuously saved into memory, then 3D-printed as unique physical objects. Each sculpture captures a specific moment in the evolution of LANscapes.
CONCEPT: The work is an expression of life lived in a post-physical world. A world in which spaces, places and communities increasingly exist purely as data. Open source and crowd sourced communities on the internet are influenced by, yet independent from, the physical world, intersecting occasionally. Many people live large portions of their lives in a virtual reality.
TECH: LANscapes uses 3D cameras and custom software.
EXHIBITION: LANscapes has been exhibited at the Internet Week Festival and Fountain Art Fair in NYC, the Interactive Art Fair in Miami, Sonos Studios in LA, and the Strathmore Performing Arts Center in Washington DC.
CREDITS: LANscapes was originally created as a collaboration between Catherine McCurry, Jack Kalish, Gabriella Levine and Ivan Depena, for the 2012 Internet Week Festival in NYC.