James Alliban & Keiichi Matsuda
Commissioned by Alpha-ville for the 2011 festival this interactive installation plays with and proposes alternative landscapes in the technological ether surrounding our everyday movements. Personal identity is increasingly becoming a broadcasted commodity, as a result of this, our constructed personae enmesh and define us. C E L L realises our virtual reflections, making digital projections into literal ones. This installation creates luminous clones, exposing these parallel realities as it replicates the body movement of visitors. As the visitor moves through the installation space, personal data mined from internet profiles is randomly tagged onto the alternate, technologically refracted form of the body, revealing the second self while simultaneously allowing us escape from it.
Keiichi Matsuda is a designer and film-maker. He began working with video during his Masters of architecture at the Bartlett school (UCL) as a critical tool to understand, construct and represent space. Keiichi’s research examines the implication of emerging technologies for human perception and the built environment, focusing on the integration of media into everyday life.
James Alliban London, UK. He is primarily concerned with building interactive toys and immersive environments which allow for new forms of creative expression. These projects include installations, mobile art apps and online tools that explore the experiential nature of technology using a variety of computer vision and image processing techniques.