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»There`s no Simulation like Home«
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Information
Cite
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Archive of Digital Art (ADA). “Paul Sermon - »There`s no Simulation like Home«”. https://www.digitalartarchive.at/database/general/work/theres-no-simulation-like-home.html (retrieved 2009-20-07). @online{ADAartistprofile, author = {Archive of Digital Art (ADA)}, title = {Paul Sermon - »There`s no Simulation like Home«}, url = {https://www.digitalartarchive.at/database/general/work/theres-no-simulation-like-home.html}, urldate = {retrieved 2009-20-07}
Technology
Hardware
1 x PictureTel Venue 2000 or Sony Trinicom 2000; 3 x 64k ISDN line (installation & monthly charge); 1 x Internet connection / 64k ISDN line (installation & monthly charge); 1 x 384 Kbps ISDN call Brighton to Hastings (6 weeks, 8 hours per day); 2 x SharpVision XG-3800E LCD video projector or Sony VPL-350QM; 4 x 3CCD video camera - Sony DCR-VX1000E; 10 x Sony Trinitron PVM-2730QM monitor; 2 x Digital chroma-keyer - Panasonic WJ-MX50 video mixer; 2 x Video switcher - 4 input / 1 output; 1 x Video switcher - 1 input / 4 output; 4 x CCD B&W security video camera; 1 x Penthium PC - Web Server
Installation Requirements / Space
1 x Double bed and mattress 150 cm x 200 cm;
1 x Round table 120 cm diameter;
1 x Sofa (Philippe Starck - Royalton);
1 x Ceramic bath 150 cm x 200 cm;
10 x Monitor plinth - wood, painted black, 65 cm x 44 cm x 54 cm high;
1 x Walls & doors - installation set;
4 x Ceiling mount for video camera;
2 x Ceiling mount video projector and surface mirror;
1 x Front surface mirror, 50 cm x 50 cm;
8 x 300 watt halogen lamp
Descriptions & Essays
This installation entitled There's no simulation like home is the culmination of artistic telematic research since 1992. The exterior of the installation resembles the back of a plasterboard stage set, or as if the bricks of a house had been removed to reveal the back of the inner plasterboard skin. Electricity and video cables are traced and attached all around the surface of the structure, looking like the back of large circuit board. The installation is architectured on the ubiquitous form of the English terraced house. Using a walk through narrative sequence, from front door to back door, the audience encounter differing telepresent interfaces in each of the four rooms: the living room sofa, the bedroom, the dining room table and the bathroom mirror. Before entering the installation the audience have the possibility to view the installation through a series of peepholes positioned along the plasterboard exterior Inside the installation the audience are encompassed within a simulated domestic home environment, exemplified in the dimensions of the rooms, the wood-chip wallpaper, the light fittings, skirting board and wall sockets. The living room sofa and television screen form the first telematic link outside the installation space, where a second sofa and video monitor are located. By using a system of live chroma-keying the two separate people, who could be any distance apart, share the same sofa on the same telepresent screen. In the bedroom the viewer can lie down on a bed onto which a live video projection is being made of another person, who is located outside the installation space on a second bed. A video image of the combined audiences together on the projection bed allow the viewers to interact in a telepresent space by touching with their eyes. The exterior installation space communicates a contrasting image to the domestic interior. Unlike the inside, the technology is very visible - akin to a media lab environment. The telepresent interfaces located on the outside of the installation, appear as areas for interaction and observation of the experiment like situation taking place inside the installation. In keeping with the techno reference of the exterior installation, video images from small surveillance cameras inside are constantly being displayed on monitors outside. The dining room table is the third telematic interface to the outside installation. Offering a slightly less psychological complex platform for interaction. Working with a system of live chroma keying between two separate tables the remote viewers are able to sit at the same table in the same telepresent room. The final room and interface the audience confront before exiting out the back door, is the bathroom mirror. What initially appears to be a normal mirror, lacks one essential truth - the viewers own image. A momentary illusion that is broken only when the viewer realises the mirror is in fact a window into an identical room. Whilst we have become accustomed to accept the existence of ourselves in telepresent forms throughout this installation. we are finally denied the most simple telepresent truth we expect from a mirror, putting the notion of the real and the virtual into question. By representing the domestic reality inside the installation as a fabrication of the technological apparatus outside. There's no simulation like home attempts to present realities as a construct of language. This installation serves as a contextual wrapping for the telematic research and developments used within it. Paul Sermon
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