i am, you are by Sanglim Han
i am, you are by Sanglim Han (text)
i am, you are
i am, you are is a performative work that prompts the audience to fully immerse themselves in a stimulated situation that questions our subjective perception. Kinect devices capture the silhouette of audience members and video is projected onto his/her body. A software program I developed masks the video to fit on the audience members’ silhouette. The video is of sentences that start with the phrases: “i am” or “you are.” The text is projected in real-time. Audiences can see the imagery on their own body and displayed on the bodies of others. There is no single performer and no screen for projection. Instead, the audience automatically becomes performer and screen simultaneously.