Mirror, Mirror (2010)

Processing, Arduino, 4 servo motors, Camera Tracking, 4 speakers, Mylar paper

An interactive sound installation/performance

MFA Thesis project (draft version)
First Test Performance on March 12th, 2010 at UCLA Design | Media arts

"Mirror, Mirror" is an interactive sound installation/performance. This work explores the fragmentation of multiple identities by using the rotation of mirrors and the reflection of human voice sounds. Mirrors are used as representations of the humans’ multiple masks. Mirrors slowly rotate and follow people(performer)'s movement by using a camera tracking system. A performer communicates with reflecting images in mirrors and creating vibration of sound. A reflection of the human figures and resonating voices comes out from speakers behind mirrors. This represents the complexity of peoples’ complicated identities and de-oriented communication within a society.

이 작품은 공간 속 인터렉티브 사운드 작업이다. 거울의 반사와 관람자를 향한 회전, 소리의 반사, 그리고 관람자의 참여를 통하여 이 사회 속 다중인격체의 조각들을 다루고 있다. 이는 “Pieces of You” 작품 제작의 발전 과정에 제작된 퍼포먼스이다.

Photo by Antal Rurl
Documentation help by Casper Schipper and Mattia Casalegno.

Concept sketches

Mirror, mirror(2010)_An interactive sound installation/performance

Concept, Sound design, Visual directed by Yoon Chung Han
Choreography and Performance by Melanie Portney
Technical Adviser : Byeong-jun Han
Thesis Committees : Casey Reas (Chair), Erkki Huhtamo, Christian Moeller, Paul Yarin, Andrea Polli