Shinseungback Kimyonghun: Mind (2019)

Fully on-site
Wildly experimental
Take some breaks
Tech overload
Quite privacy aware
You had to be there

The interactive installation Mind creates a space brings people’s minds together as a sea. The piece, created by the duo Shinseungback Kimyonghun, is composed of drums filled with tiny metal balls that move to create ocean sounds. The movement is determined by the emotions of the people in the space. A camera in the centre of the room tracks the visitors and analyses their facial expressions with software that interprets the emotion behind them. The ocean drums raise the sound of the waves based on the average emotion of the latest 100 faces to pass by. 

The audience and the AI software come together in this piece to co-create the sonic experience. The sea constantly changes by the state of the collective mind.