One Afternoon

YoonJo Shin

An interactive video mapping performance about loneliness

“One Afternoon” shows my feelings and behaviors when I feel lonely. Sometimes I feel lonely in my life just like everyone else does. Kinect as a motion sensor, video mapping and dance will work together to express three states of loneliness: first, lonely alone in the dark, second, confusion and disorientation, and last, slow relief of the feeling.

Kinect detects the depth of my body and movement. On the screen, my body will be filled up with small, moving particles or lines, which represent fragments of my emotions and memories. The audiences see me dancing with another me in the screen dancing together. Another myself in the screen sometimes does opposite things as me to show the complex feeling of loneliness. Through the piece, I hope to talk about loneliness as merely one of our feelings we face in our lives.