Darij Kreuh / Iztok Bajec
"Trajectories of presence"
Our residency in Budapest comprises a continuation
of the joint project begun in the autumn of 1998 in Graz.
For the CSCC event organised by Richard Kriesche, we made
an attempt to extend the Demedusator-system (Zoltán Szegedy-Maszák/Márton
Fernezelyi) with a virtual reality system (Darij Kreuh/Iztok
Bajec). Thus the framework of a distributed virtual reality
system was realised by which people in different locations
could meet. In Budapest we are attempting a continuation of
this successful project. For the occasion of the C3 Open Day,
the first step in this development will be presented: an interactive
audiovisual environment, comprised of a car installed with
a virtual reality interface in which the viewer can roam about.
The viewers are not merely passive observers, but active figures
in the space: their traces exist both in the form of visual
changes in the VRML space and in the form of audible noises
frozen in the space. The next step in development will be
to set up a virtual environment in which the audience both
in Ljubljana and in Budapest can interact in the VRML space
via the virtual reality system built at C3, compatible with
the two existing vehicles in Ljubljana. The project was realised
in collaboration with Zoltán Szegedy-Maszák and Márton Fernezelyi.