I looked around for you, but I could only find myselfLive Simulation, WebXR, Installation
Clones of the artist’s 3D-scanned face occupy an empty virtual space, another dimension with no architectural boundaries, in which these faces not only exist but constitute the environment to explore. In its initial form, “I looked around for you, but I could only find myself” was commissioned by Casa degli Artisti and UXRZONE for the virtual exhibition “12th Atelier”. It was presented as a virtual site-specific sculptural intervention in which the motionless and life-less faces would fill a space of the Casa degli Artisti virtual replica. From there, users could teleport to the actual virtual space and explore the face-world as well as become part of the work itself by using the same face as their avatar.
“I looked around for you, but I could only find myself” explores embodiment and rethinks how we identify and connect with ourselves. In a surreal situation in which one is surrounded by the same face and becomes one of them, a familiar stranger in a new identity that only arises in its plurality.
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