Within my second install I set out to develop an element that I had used in quite an unrefined way within my assessment, which had been a week prior to the install. I wanted to create a virtual re-representation of the viewer by using a video time delay whilst also juxtaposing this with a live video feed. I did this by using two webcams placed next to each other with one being run through a video delay program. I wanted to do this as I found delayed video feeds seem to really interact and interest individuals who are viewing it. I also wanted to build on the fact that people automatically act differently when a camera is put in front of them. With this piece I wanted to give the viewer the opportunity to watch/survey themselves. We are used to seeing our reflection because of mirrors however this very subtle change of just seeing ourselves in a delayed form is something our eyes are not used to and it allows us to really watch and record our own actions.
I set up the two projectors in two separate locations. I wanted the audience to be lured into a false sense of normality, just thinking they are being watched by a normal camera reflecting what is in front of it and then to surprise them with the delayed feed where they are forced to watch themselves, giving them the opportunity to interact with the piece and also a virtual version of themselves. I started this piece just by asking the question how would people react and what can be discover within the space created by the delay. It very much became for me a performance-based piece than a video based piece, which I had thought it would be to begin with.
This install has opened a wide range of experimentation for me and I am now looking to build on this piece and look how performance/ time delays can be explored and exploited within my work.