Iteration 1 – Changing of ideas (Reversing what represents public and private performance)

After some time trying to fix the problems I encountered with face pixelation I have decided on a different idea, something that feels more artistic but still conceptualises the same theories. I have stopped work on the CCTV style both pixelation as seen in previous test posts and adding the time and date as seen in (CCTV style and CCTV style creation).

After a while of looking around the internet for examples I can gain inspiration from. I have come up with the idea of colourfully drawing the movement of people. It follows a similar idea to the previous with people who aren’t moving are untouched by the installation, but anyone moving on the screen will have the parts of them that are moving colourfully drawn over. In this way it encourages others (who are stood still) to join in and move too; becoming part of the collective group of people moving. In this way the installation has encouraged a large amount of public performance. Another reason I have decided to take a different approach with my design is because the more artistic and creative I can make it the more interesting and entertaining people will find it when they interact with it. The blurring of peoples faces seems too simple and could be argued to exist unnoticed. This is because the only real interaction the audience can do is show their face to the screen. With this new idea the audience can experiment and move around to see how the illumination will react.

Although the overall style and idea has changed the purpose of the installation still stands. My new idea still supports Goffman’s ‘Presentation of self’ and still encourages performance. I have also reversed who represents public and who represents private.

Those who are drawn over are public as they are moving or performing. Those who aren’t moving are private as they have no intention to perform on the screen. Those who aren’t drawn over will feel encouraged to perform in order to be drawn over. Thus, they become public.

An ambitious aim would be to make the outline that illuminates drop small pixels that fall to the bottom of the screen, like a gravity effect. Another idea would be that the illuminated outline of movement would stay on the screen after that person has moved on and then slowly fade away. Highlighting a transition from public to private performance.

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Iteration 1 – Changing of ideas (Reversing what represents public and private performance)