Den Jag Var

2011, computer, infrared camera, infrared illuminator, projector, projection screen.
Den Jag Var creates a visual echo of a performer as they move in front of a projection screen.

The work separates the performer from their shadow, allowing the visitor to see their movements temporally shifted and suspended, inviting experimentation and movement.

A secondary experience is also created, that of watching the visitor experiment with their shadow, turning the participant into performer.

Photos © William Fate:
This project was initiated as a collaboration with Jamin Pirna (sound) and Ofelia Jarl Ortega (dance).
Inspired by the Marginalia project. Some performances have used a modified version of James Georges's ofxSlitScan