It’s all about you
It’s all about you is an interactive animation that suspends visitors within a virtual dilemma with real time role play in the Cartesian mind/body problem. As the visitor steps in front of the video projection, their face is detected and captured in a live video playback. Their portrait is integrated into the projection to complete the animation. Meanwhile, the video is being processed to appear with a painterly quality similar to the video animation. The whimsical and surreal scene portrays a nude androgynous person or character who shows a variety of emotions over what seemingly is their day to night from awake to asleep. The character is surrounded by their own thought bubbles which range from simple to abstract forms representing memes and their combinatory dynamic. Many thoughts drift aimlessly in the sky while others are anchored to the character. Two major thought bubbles emanate from the character in the animation – one from their head, the other, from their heart. The visitors’ video portraits can be captured in either of the two thought bubbles, with up to two people being captured at any one time. Each detected visitor's face appears randomly in the head or heart position. The animation is inspired from a whimsical sketch that has since been realized as hand brushed oil on canvas. The artwork illustrates the mind/body split as a psychic dilemma.