This participatory digital artwork is a cyclical performance of ritualised social humiliation, confronting you with the involuntary choices of your digitally created twin.
Captured is a participatory installation, a ritualised social humiliation, confronting you with the involuntary choices of your digitally created twin. Which role will you take on? The bully, the target or the bystander? And what does it say about your primal instincts in watching aggressive social behaviour?
The music expresses interactively the actions of the captured Avatars. The piano is the central ingredient of the orchestration, used in its conventional way, but also by recording of sympathetic resonances.
Each avatar carries around her own piano resonance, while in the peaceful walking state. Each resonance is follows its avatar while collectively composes a wall of sound made out an interwoven network of small. When violence starts, each action is depicted by the frantic gestures of a small music ensemble: piano clusters, drum rolls, cymbal hits, bass drum kicks. Music gestures and avatars gestures are directly interconnected as one gesture.
Silbersalz – International Science & Media Festival, 15.-19. September 2021, Halle, Germany
Expanded/BFI London Film Festival, 6.-17. October 2021, London, UK
CPH:DOX festical 23. March – 3. April 2022, Copenhagen
Lead Artist: Hanna Haaslahti
Lead Developers: Mike Robbins, Alap Parikh, Tyler Henry
Capture Station Design and Construction: Panu Heikkilä
Interactive Music Composition: Phivos-Angelos Kollias
“Hello World” music track by Jamie Perera / reorchestrated by Kollias
Producer: Marko Tandefelt
Co-Producer: Harmke Heezen
Produced by Fantomatico and High Road Stories