Based on the concepts of "observing the act of observation" and "sight enacted through chains of consciousness and unconsciousness" behind Seiko Mikami's 1990s work "Molecular Informatics", this installation incorporated current technologies making significant updates to the original work's expressive elements. Arranged in the exhibition space were two large screens and chairs equipped with "The EyeWriter 2.0" eye-tracking devices connected to the screens. Sitting on these chairs, the participants faced images of a three-dimensional virtual space projected onto each screen. In response to the direction of the participants' lines of sight, line structures were generated within the virtual space, the growth process of which conveyed to the participants the haptic qualities of vision that we aren't usually aware of.
Observing the act of observation
In this installation, two participants' lines of sight are visualized in a three-dimensional virtual space through eye-tracking.