Looking Glass @ CODAME ART+TECH Festival  #ARTOBOTS
Looking-Glass is a piece that explores the idea of self through the interaction between a mirror and a viewer. It challenges the experience a mirror provides by having the form itself look back. The piece uses robotic arms to move a parabolic mirror in 3D space, such that it is always aligned and facing the current viewer interacting with the piece. Looking-Glass allows for the viewer to see something they usually only see themselves and their surroundings in, the mirror itself.
You can look into the glass at the CODAME ART+TECH Festival #ARTOBOTS, at @ TheMidway, June 4–7th, 2018
Joey Verbeke is both a future experience engineer and new media artist with a background in music and computer science. He works with bits, atoms, waves, electricity and their interactive applications at the intersection of physical and digital mediums. He is interested in creating experiences that challenge the viewer to explore surreality and the abnormal. Some of his previous creations include Slow Magic’s new audio-driven LED mask, a responsive and interactive wall of light, a mirror that allows human interaction through time, and vertical pillars that emit horizontally-reflected light. His work extends beyond its own subjective limits and gives the viewer a chance to question the reconstructed reality. Exploring alternative approaches of applying technology, he searches for new methods to iterate on these themes of ethereality and unfamiliarity. Verbeke’s work has been exhibited at galleries and institutions including Denver International Airport, TED, Sundance Film Festival, SIGGRAPH, and Future of Storytelling.
Yağmur Uyanık is a New Media Artist with backgrounds in architecture and music. Her work combines forms and visual elements using sound and light to extend the digital media to a point that it becomes a physical experience for the viewer. Driven by spatial thinking, her aspiration is to rethink of the new aesthetic, technique and dynamic perception of space and produce new spatial sensations using technology as an artistic medium of expression. Particularly, her works explore the space among digital and physical entities by creating a hybrid relationship between architecture and media arts. She is interested in the tension between real and synthesized and the creation of phenomena that transcend the physical, which encompasses the output of various disciplines. Uyanık has received her Master’s degree in Art & Technology from San Francisco Art Institute as a Fulbright scholar. Her work was shown at galleries, museums and festivals around the world including Ars Electronica, Linz; Sonar D+, Barcelona; Signal Light Festival, Prague, Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco.