Gazing for Meaning

During their residency Mati and Nesli created an experiment to explore how emotions are produced and perceived in virtual settings. Their experiment is embodied in the form of an online interactive system that consists of two parties: a performer and six spectators. The performer stimulates the spectators’ mental mood through music. And spectators listen to the music being played while watching the same interface from different locations. The interface of the interactive system gives a feeling of video conferencing set-up but with a twist. Instead of seeing yourself and others on the screen, you see visualisations that change color according to your tracked facial expressions. You do not know which visualisation represents you.


Mati Mõttus
Nesli Hazal Akbulut
Mustafa Can Özdemir
Abdallah Hussein Sham

Science + Technology + Arts Residency



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