The Immersive Musician (2018)
The Immersive Musician invites the viewer to step into a space created by 45 beach towels donated by the local community. The viewer is met by a scenic swimming video and piece of music created by Imperfect Orchestra. Each phrase in the composition is inspired by the personalities of wild swimmers I have previously met. Encouraged to try out their technique, the viewer becomes a wild swimmer. Their movements trigger digital software which plays percussive sounds, punctuating the already existing soundtrack. Here the viewer not only becomes a swimmer, but also a conductor. As they change the speed and technique of their swim the viewer is able to create their own version of the composition.