Click to experience our interactive project here: —>Untitled-1.swf
and Here’s the issue of Trickhouse: —>Trickhouse
A flash work made for the website Trickhouse, curated by Shayna Schapp. Ayumi Suzuki and I were asked to play with the idea of being Translocal. We held a virtual conversation on a “table” between Amsterdam and Tokyo. We created an interactive table for the web, a space where much like a real table, it embodies the idea of getting together, sharing thoughts, meeting, and eating. This table’s conversation however, is done without language where instead the objects spoke our own momentary memory associations through videos both found and made. By having others click the objects, they participate in and activate our dialog through their own curiosity. This is an area of interest to us, communication with video and stimulating more complicated layers through seemingly simple objects. After numerous collaborations together Ayumi & I decided to officially announce our collabo name, “Miami Beach Tokyo Peach” (when she says it with her heavy Japanese accent, it sounds suitingly enough like Miami Bitch and Tokyo Pitch).
A complex piece where Ayumi Suzuki, Akiko Wakabayashi, and I became fascinated with a crappy webcam on the internet called “DonnieCam” showing a view of a street corner in Amsterdam (live 24 hours a day). donniecam.html We wanted to infiltrate its power, use that view as if it were our own stage, and communicate with the big brother(s) watching it. We chose to make daily performances for one week on that street corner, writing enormous messages with chalk communicating with Donnie (and at the same time to all the other viewers that visit the website). “Hi Donnie are you there?” or “I am watching you” for example (the above picture is a compilation of our text).
We then took all the footage of our performances and made our own DonnieCam Website with almost the same look as the original which just looped the recorded video of our graffiti messages on the street. Making it seem like you were looking at what was happening in Amsterdam live but instead just watching our performance over and over again. A way of making our own permanent gallery. Also a way of giving homage to Donnie Cam.
You can check the site we made: donnicam.html
*This is a compilation of the video in the site: