is an interactive installation conceived and realised
Mestaoui + Yacine
Aït Kaci), the duo of hybrid creation
between real and virtual.
This hybrid installation
mixing video and real-time
3D will be presented in the same time in Palermo
and Helsinki, from the 16th to the 20th October.
publics will be able to interact simultaneously
on the same virtual environment to be one in
a new space-time, that of the 25th time zone.
The 25th time zone is
the Internet's time zone, a new space-time of
ubiquity and instantaneity, memory and creation.
This concept as other
ones can be experimented in the installation.
installations realised in Palermo and Helsinki
will be presented as the two physical
extensions of a hybrid
electronic space on the Internet. This space
proposes to the visitor/ inter-actor, through
a movement based interface,
to dive from one space to the other, from one
time to another to constitute a common
space and create a memory
sea between these two northern and southern
spatialises 2 projections, the first one is
a video, in which the
24 hours of the day are
compressed in a few minutes, they go by continuously
in 4 distinct cities: New York, Paris, Palermo
and Helsinki. Every hour of the day is represented
by a video and sound sequence of 6 seconds.
The visitor can go from one city to another
and can at any time freeze any city's image.
This snapshot is materialised, in the real time
3D space of the second projection, as a strata
in movement in the memory
Each strata is overlaid to the preceding ones,
trace left by each visitor' interaction in Palermo
and Helsinki, establishing together this moving
and changing structure on the vertical
visitors will sea each other from the two borders
of this new numerical sea thanks to a webcam
system, completing the installation. A common
space is also created on the bases of the
images captured in the different places.
mixing of these different media
constitutes the bases of a new exchange territory.
2.0 announces a series of hybrid spaces based
on the 25th time zone
principle, imagined by Electronic
Shadow such as the
new French cultural centre in Palermo and Sicily,
the first large scale realization whose architecture
is conceived as a hybrid space between real
and virtual and which will be opened in 2002.