11th Art Division Excellence Award
Se Mi Sei Vicino (If you are close to me)
Interactive art [Netherlands]
A performer stands on the floor housing a sensor and plays the role of an antenna. An interactive work where CG images on the screen and sound will change when an audience member touches or goes near the performer. As if we were watching the performer’s body sensations.
Reason for Award
The north pole and the south pole of a pair of magnets attract each other and the same poles of two magnets repel each other. The field created by magnets causes such actions. This is true not just for magnets. Every man generates a “field” in the space around him. When a stranger comes close to the “field,” it reacts with high sensitivity. This work visualizes the reaction of the “field” created by people approaching each other with brilliant space representation using the human body itself as an interface. This work is a superb piece, also, of art.