I'm sorry I made you feel that way (memories of care)

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 (memories of care)” 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 (memories of care)” 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 (memories of care).extended

Virtual Sculpture, Augmented Reality

Accompanying the physical installation, “I’m sorry I made you feel that way (memories of care).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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