Immersive installation // single screen // quadriphonic sound
Mi’râj in soufi refers to the idea of spiritual ascension. This installation is a bridge linking two cultures: an eastern soufi inspiration materialized by a western sense of discipline. The generative patterns cast on participants adopt the rhythm of a wave. A movement of flow and backflow give rhythm to the projection of images that are shaping and sculpting shadow figures. Those images take the form of changing particles in a dream like vision reverberating on a human body. This body will be able to be part of the rhythm formed and to change it as its interaction with the installation get deeper. The participant becomes the core of a living art piece as its body and its movements interact in symmetrical way with the installation. He creates and changes his digital alter ego. A mirror will enable him to watch his interaction with the art piece. The surface is still reflecting but do not segregated any longer. On the contrary, the participant extends himself and his world through the reflecting glass. This experience takes place in the darkness. In doing so, the digital alter ego of the participant is amplified, as he becomes the sole source of light. This unique point of light intensifies curiosity and encourages interaction. A sounding score resonating like an aura will envelop the acting-subject throughout the immersion. Sound will fill the space through voluptuous and mystic patchy fog.
Development: Julien Vulliet