[ISEA2023] Artist Talk: Carrie Bodle — SeaCycles: Work-In-Progress

Artist Statement

Theme Immersion(s) Subtheme Symbiotic Imaginaries

Keywords: Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality, Immersion, Presence, Sensorium, Sonification, Visualization, Site-specific Installation, Posthumanism

SeaCycles, an immersive mixed reality sound and visual art installation responds to patterns of change in the ecology of the Puget Sound region. Viewers of the artwork engage in a data augmented exploration leading to a sensual experience and deeper appreciation of larger environmental activity and place.

The artworks consists of mobile-device based augmented reality elements that situate the viewer in the face of a larger ecosystem which is undergoing irreversible change as result of human intervention. The work juxtaposes the human perception of the larger context as environment with the larger ecosystem model of all living and non-living entities, drawing a posthumanist perspective on site-specific installation.

In providing access as a translation and experience of data streams, SeaCycles aims to deemphasize human perception and interpretation and instead constructs a sensorium of collaborative and mutually interdependent factors that are in flux.

  • Carrie Bodle (US) is a visual and sound artist who creates immersive installations that explore the relationships between art and science. She received her MSVS from the MIT Visual Arts Program and is currently an Associate Teaching Professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington Bothell, USA.