This is our retelling of the story of Icarus & Daedalus.
Patrick Warren, Monni Qian
In this retelling of the Greek myth of Icarus and Daedalus, we initially aimed to create a purely audio experience. After we completed that, we decided that it would be fun to create a visual to go along with it. In an ideal setting, this would be projected into a corner at room scale. For this YORB experience, we believe that it would be best for the viewer to get up close to the screen and try to become immersed in it.
This project retells the story of Icarus and Dadaelous in a sci-fi fashion. The story and the main characters are brought to a parallel world, which has a metaphorical connection with the 2020 pendemic event.
In this project, we also present a fictional museum which contains scattered pieces of clues about Icarus and Dadaelous. The audience are museum visitors in the future who try to excavate the truth from the exhibits.
This project gets the field recording based on the location of the International Space Station's longitude and altitude and the altitude, distance, and zenith angle of the sun when there is no person engaging. When there are people in the environment recognized by the webcam, the distortion of the field recording will be more vibrant, creating a symphony between humans and nature.