Our project, [Unintended]_Collisions, uses volumetric captures of participants' faces to create a live collage of the city, showcasing its diversity and beauty. By placing the faces in close proximity to each other, we aim to overcome the physical limitations that restrict us. To enhance the experience, we have designed a sonification of a Geiger-Muller tube that indicates the number of people passing through a particular area. This approach, inspired by the most successful implementation of sonification, highlights the contrast between the way we see and acknowledge each other as part of our communities.
Credits: DeBugReBoot, [Unintended]_Collisions, Nuit Blanche Toronto, 2022 (Humber Lakeshore Campus) photographer: Patrick Leung
Through [Unintended]_Collisions, we hope to highlight our community's strength while acknowledging the personal qualms and challenges we are currently facing. By creating both a visual tapestry and a sonified representation of the people around us, we aim to provide a unique and meaningful experience that brings us together in a time of uncertainty. We believe that this project can help bridge the gap between our physical and virtual interactions, strengthening our connections to each other and our city.
We would like to acknowledge the generous support of Humber Galleries and the City of Toronto for their contributions to our project. Without their support, this project would not have been possible. We are grateful for their ongoing commitment to the arts and culture sector in our community.