Passages is a public space installation that aims to connect intimately people in different cities. This installation presents the random passer-by with a moving and transiting experience where he/she has to engage the entire body to uncover the possibilities of a relationship with a stranger.
A video documentation (see link below) presents the project as it was working at the Media Lab Europe in Dublin and shows the interaction principles.
The installation has been exhibited among others during the Nuit Blanche 2005 between Festival Emergences in Paris and Les Nuits Electroniques de l’Ososphère in Strasbourg.
Credits & Infos
Authors: Joëlle Bitton, in collaboration with Stefan Agamanolis and Céline Coutrix
Research group: Human Connectedness, Media Lab Europe
Year: 2004 – 2005
System: Rear video-projection, video-camera, screen, and programmed in ISIS
Exhibitions: Festival Emergences and Nuits de l’Ososphère, Paris and Strasbourg, Sept-Oct 2005; Maison Pop and Distance Lab, Montreuil and Forres, April 2007.
Media Lab Europe presentation page “A very close proximity media space”
Céline Coutrix’s internship report is an extensive project documentation with a detailed look at related and/or inspiring work.
Launch QT demo (3mn50s)