Phantasm Atlas is an interactive video installation reimagining our bodily anatomy. In this installation-performance, participants wear a silicone sleeve and steer through an Atlas Scan of their body, without the hassle of outdated imaging technology or dissection. To navigate through the experience, users hit the pods on the wearable, and they softly glow in response (or is it in protest?). This project begins as a diagrammatic journey, but becomes an expressive meditation on the structures that quietly restrict the autonomy of certain bodies, while framing radical re-imagination as a way to set us free.
The installation is comprised of a wearable silicone controller running on Arduino, Unity, and custom software, controlling a screen or projection of live action video and 3D animation. Phantasm Atlas was inspired by the Fantastic Voyage movie, science fiction, vintage bodily anatomy books and fictional maps. Collaborative project done with Sara Haas. Music by Amanda Glover. Atlas Technician portrayed by Renee MacDonald.
Exhibited at The Hammer Museum, LA Weekly's Artopia, and International Games Day