Sensing the function of human body – Seeing
The “Human Being & Moving Images” interactive project is part of Hong Kong artist Hung Keung’s research in the theory of exploring the possibilities between human beings and moving images. The result is 2 CDROMs and a website. This is the CDROM project focusing on the themes of Human Voice, Human Movement, and Seeing, etc.
In my CDROM project, each category acts like a big umbrella, covering some new media works that share the same theme, with different perspective. For example, the interactive work “Sightseeing I, II, III” is under the category of human body, as it shares the common theme about human body. For example, in sightseeing I, I made a camera model, which combines four cameras, to try to produce real-time 360-degree moving images, which try to re-define the meaning of “ sight and seeing” in the digital world. I still remember taking the school bus when I was a child. I could never see all of the beautiful scenery passing by outside the bus. It always seemed like. I missed what there was to see in one direction or the other. The limitation of human being: Human sight in binocular and has a limited field of vision. We can never see what is around us, that is, 360 degrees in one glance. What would it be like if we could see like a fly? New experience: Four DV cameras, facing North, East, South and West, were located on the top of the Car, sharing with four different images the same time sequences. The outcome of the image is showing us a new experience of how to understand another meaning of “seeing” between the limitations of our human body.
In sightseeing III, I try to investigate how we, as human beings, are too reliant on our memories and perceptions. In this work, I question how we understand the meaning of “distance & measurement” in our human activities. The concept of four cameras has been applied to two of my works: the “sightseeing” project in 2000 and “the reality of the virtual –reading” project in 2004.