© Hiroo Iwata

5th Digital Art (Interactive Art) Division Excellence Award

Floating Eye


IWATA Hiroo [Japan]

Reason for Award

A spherical screen worn on the head allows viewers to watch themselves walking around as if they were looking down from a hot-air balloon. This strange, visceral experience of floating above one’s body gives unique expression to the search for identity, one of art’s intrinsic themes. “Floating Eye” shapes the fruits of ongoing artistic and technological research into concrete form.