Isolated Connection

PrizeShortlist in Create (art)
University/SchoolRhode Island School of Design
ArtistYizhou Tan
CreditRui Zhang

This is a public performance piece done with a wearable device made with a camera, a projector and a box with mirrors on all sides of its interior. As the camera captures the real-time image of the performer inside the box, the projector displays the image on the outside. The interior mirrors enhance the feeling of isolation and a repeated self, restricting the performer to see the outside while others could still see her face. This reinforces a one-way visibility and intends to discuss how social interactions are altered by the COVID-19 pandemic, the advance of technology and other.