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Affective Delineation Series

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The affective delineation series will form a month of experiments that question how movement qualities can evoke a sense of a sympathetic presence in an immersive VR environment. Within a long corridor, the user will observe and be enveloped by the waves of moving but disembodied entities that subtly inhabit the space. Starting with an empty and vacant space, the work will build in flowing sheets of moving light or objects, investigating how each iteration of movement curves, contours and oscillations are seen to be expressive- as if they appear to reveal an inner world, how this changes the user’s experience of the space and their own affective state.

Nicola Plant is an artist, researcher and creative coder based in London. Specialising in motion capture, she makes movement-based interactive installations and experiences that explore human expression, embodiment, intersubjectivity and the vicarious experience of empathy. She asks: What qualities of movement convey the intangible aspects of human experience? What does it mean to be embodied? How can technology augment or unsettle the experience of embodiment?

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