Updated: Apr 29, 2020
I begun my projection experiments with a small amount of found footage that I thought might start to trigger a sense of nostalgia in the spectator. It is widely known that each sense, including sound, smell and vision, is linked to the sensory cortex area in the brain and in the secondary cortex, the sound, smell or sight then connects to emotional and memory areas of the brain. I searched for things that might be considered universal triggers of memories, like the sea/water, clouds, human silhouettes, looking out a car window and in general the more nature related clips rather than human faces of unrecognisable people. In terms of projection, I tried to use the architecture of the room to my advantage. I really like the affect of projecting it in to the corner of the room to create a more 3D shape. For me, the technology behind moving image and projection mapping allows for not only an immersive experience but also enables the spectator to become a part of the work. I tested having someone walking through the projection, as if they would be walking around the exhibition; by walking in front of the projector, the spectator blocks the light and their own silhouette superimposes itself on to the piece, changing the dynamic of the work.