[ISEA2009] Artists Statement: Tara Carrigy, Neill O’Dwyer & Colin O’Sullivan — Drawings of a Floating World

Artists Statement

Interactive digital media, projections and paint brushes (bamboo, optical fibre, IR emitting diodes)

Drawings of a Floating World is an immersive, responsive digital media environment, which invites participants to engage in a playful, intuitive, kinaesthetic and social interaction – through the simple and universally familiar metaphor of drawing and painting. Fluid patterns and sounds are projected on to a series of encircling, floating planes which dynamically respond to participants’ movements and gesture. Digital media is presented as a tangible and malleable medium that can be pushed, pulled, stretched and sculpted. The intention is to initiate a compelling and affective experience through embodied interaction, and to promote spontaneous and openended social interaction through ludic engagement and physical action.

The footage includes work from ISEA2009

  • Tara Carrigy holds a BDes in Textile Design from the National College of Art and Design (NCAD), Dublin, IE
  • Neill O’Dwyer holds a BA and BDes in Visual Communication from the National College of Art and Design (NCAD), Dublin, IE
  • Colin O’Sullivan holds a BA in Computational Linguistics from Trinity College Dublin, IE.

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