year: 1992

page: 112-117

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Space (Im)Balance

VR installation at ARS-Electronica in Linz, Austria 1992

A physical building with a virtual interior is responsive to different states of equilibrium. The viewer enters the interior of the 16m x 2m rectangular architecture via a light trap in the center of the room. On back projection screens mounted directly behind and in front of him, the viewer sees the interior of the whole space in virtual and life-size dimension.
In this central area of the installation the floor tilts like a seesaw under the weight of the visitor, and the virtual space adjusts itself accordingly. Virtual spheres roll along the virtual interior in line with gravity and the shifting angles of the floor.

Programming: Dieter Beck