LEIKHĒN is an audiovisual installation, created for the Immersive Lab (IL) at ICST (Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology) Zurich which consists of a panoramic video made by four video screens arranged in a cylindrical form, in addition to a full-scale interaction surface, which tracks the visitors’ touch from behind the screens using infrared cameras.
The installation was inspired by the composite plant of lichen (from Greek: leikhēn), which is the result of a hybrid partnership between a fungus and an alga. The installation is therefore a reflection upon the interaction and mutualistic relationship between two organisms, and how this union impacts on their behaviours inside a created audiovisual immersive space.
More info at: http://s751373519.online.de/leikhen
In addition to some limited edition stills from this series of works, here you get exclusively a digital animation (GIF) with 4 selected lichens. All images were digitally photographed in their original natural environment and used for the screen touch interaction in the installation LEIKHEN.
Exclusively available at UNPAINTED.