CAVE installation, Internet and Virtual Reality
This era of telecommunication networks confuses our perception of proximity.
The weaving of
human interaction is born out of the necessity for sheer survival. Distance
creates an opening whereas proximity ties us down to convention. It
is also true that in extreme circumstances direct relationships to people
sharing our vital space becomes heightened.
is a space of non-communication. Every room made up of walls/images,
people talking to other people like speaking to themselves. Only one
wall at a time connect us to people far away or via the Internet. Like
on a life raft, the distribution of people on the CAVE floor determines
the balance of the group as a whole. When the balance is disturbed,
the tilt of the floor forces the group to slide from one room to another.
To stabilise the world, the visitors have to be in accordance with each
other and thus become obliged to communicate with each other in real
physical space. It is only at these moments that the contact with the
people on the screens is made easier.