Streetscape explores the nature of spatial perception in the urban environment through light, sound, and movement. By rendering the relationship between body and space with light and sound, Streetscape achieves a sort of synesthesia; where innate spatial perception is augmented by heightened engagement of the visual and aural senses. Streetscape activates the fabric of the city to explore how enclosure and texture render space. Two participants shift light and sound around the space with simple movements and gestures that are detected via a ‘Kinect’ sensor.
Speakers and lights will be situated throughout the space to illuminate large elements that define the enclosure of the space (loading dock doors, pallets, concrete block walls, etc.) in blue light, and to highlight distinctive moments in the space (exhaust vents, floodlights, hoist beams, etc.) that give it texture in yellow light. Each participant controls one of the two lights through either movement or gesture. Together, the two participants engage in a complex choreography with one another and the light and sound shifting about them.