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Sitting under a highway: exploring the integration of place mindfulness and immersion in audiovisual art practices.

Centeno Garcia, Hector (2016) Sitting under a highway: exploring the integration of place mindfulness and immersion in audiovisual art practices. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Centeno Garcia, Hector
Abstract:

Postmodern society is characterized by an increasing disconnect with our inhabited spaces. The \textit{glocalization} efforts made by commercial interests and the emphasis on the utilitarian conceptualization of the world affect local culture, contributing to a thinning out of the relationships with our lived places. Making reference to the standing-reserve theory of Heidegger; the geophilosophy of Edward Casey; Zen meditation; soundscape composition and other audiovisual art practices, I suggest that artistic processes informed by the attentive exploration of a geographical location may contribute to create awareness about the nature of this disconnect.

Sitting under a highway is a research-creation project presented as an interactive audiovisual virtual and presential space. By wearing a head-mounted display, a hand tracking device, headphones and an electroencephalography band, the audience experiences photorealistic 3D visuals and spatial audio that are the product of an artistic practice centred on the attentive aesthetic exploration of a physical place.

Date: 3 May 2016
Uncontrolled Keywords: Audiovisual Art, Mindfulness, Virtual Reality, Landscape, Soundscape, Acoustic Ecology, Geophilosophy,InteractiveArt. SpatialAudio
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Digital Futures
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Date Deposited: 11 May 2016 13:29
Last Modified: 11 May 2016 13:29
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/746

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