Private Beach

Jillian Zhong

Installation exploring intersections of private vs. public spaces and individual experiences within a collective experience.


The piece consists of a video projection and a seashell object. When a user picks up the shell, they had place it to their ear and hear music. This action also triggers the accompanying video projection to become visible. When the shell is placed faced down on the table, music and video ceases. There are 2 different musical experiences in the piece that alternate when the shell is placed down.
This was completed for my pcomp midterm. Read blog post for more information. For the show iteration, I would like to project the video on the surface the shell is placed on and on the wall behind it. As well as contruct a more polished enclosure.


Introduction to Physical Computing