I'm sorry I made you feel that way

Interactive Installation
Developed in collaboration with: Frederik De Bleser, Lieven Menschaert as part of the “The Algorithmic Gaze” research project of Sint Lucas Antwerpen.

“I'm sorry I made you feel that way” is an interactive experience and performative self-portrait exploring new possibilities for empathy and care for our hybrid selves.
Martina Menegon’s biometric data collected daily via a wearable smart ring device is linked with an artificial avatar generated via Machine Learning AI. The physical body state - specifically in connection to stress and tiredness - has an immediate and direct impact on its virtual extension. When physical bodily needs are neglected and fatigue or stress sets in, the AI self-body deteriorates, exhibiting fragmented and abstract behaviour and making interactions increasingly challenging.
In linking very personal biometric data to an AI generated avatar, “I'm sorry I made you feel that way ” draws attention to our hybrid corporeality and how we can foster care both offline and, by extent, online. This intimate and intricate bond creates a new sense of responsibility for our virtual extensions and nurtures a unique emphasis on self-care that extends beyond our physicality.

I'm sorry I made you feel that way.extended

Virtual Sculpture, Augmented Reality

Accompanying the physical installation, “I’m sorry I made you feel that way
.extended” is an iteration of the interactive installation specifically created for digital, online and hybrid spaces. Screenshots taken from a live performance with the interactive installation are transformed, in collaboration with AI tools, into virtual sculptures with Augmented Reality capabilities. 

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