Llewellyn Gallery September 3rd {appear.up.here} by FLATSITTER

The showcase {appear.up.here} was an interactive experience involving sound and video by FLATSITTER, Jax Deluca and Kyle Marler, who use performance art along with both old and new technologies to create surreal experiences. Their work has been shown at festivals and theater halls such as the Ann Arbor Film Festival 2015, In the Soil Festival 2015, the Everson Museum of Art, and the Burchfield Penney Art Center.

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{appear.up.here} is an interactive visual experience created with visual effects and sound. The piece is more immersive than other digital video art because it is projected onto sheets of translucent fabric, allowing the viewer to walk in and around the movement of colors. Along with this piece, FLATSITTER has also made pieces that involve the Oculus Rift headset, a wearable display that is meant to play games that are first person shooters, and created full immersive experiences with these devices. Using the Oculus, one can have a more personal experience with a work of art by viewing inside the piece rather than looking at a 2D image.

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The use of the translucent fabric does a good job of simulating the effects of the Oculus Rift, allowing viewers to be inside the projected images that are displayed on the tv. The colors, motion, and sounds give a psychedelic feeling. FLATSITTER has even said that their intension of these pieces is for people to take in the video and music and just tune out for a type of meditation.


About ciolekaj

I am a student at Alfred State College in the Digital Media and Animation Department. I've always had a passion for drawing and wanted to learn more to improve on it. I one day hope to create a video game I designed with the help of the skills im learn while at Alfred.
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