the invisible codependency between different realities
The butterfly effect is the sensitive dependence on initial conditions in which a small change in one state of a deterministic nonlinear system can result in large differences in another state.
NONLINEAR CAUSALITY is an interactive immersive installation that questions the boundaries between physical and virtual.
Digitalization has become a cultural revolution, it’s not a tool anymore but a powerful reality and political battleground. NONLINEAR CAUSALITY shapes an experience that educates the audience and raises awareness of the danger of digital illiteracy. Digital and physical dimensions are now connected as never before and the first step to deal with this relationship is understanding that they shape and influence each other irreversibly.
The experience is divided into two parts:
PHYSICAL SPACE PHYSICAL SPACE PHYSICAL SPACE PHYSICAL SPACE PHYSICAL SPACE
VIRTUAL REALITY VIRTUAL REALITY VIRTUAL REALITY VIRTUAL REALITY VIRTUAL REALITY
In the same way, the person that is deeply immersed in the digital world lives a seemingly passive experience created by the people's actions in the physical installation.
By entering the physical space, the viewer is plunged into a powerful multisensory atmosphere that disorients the person as what they are experiencing is not the direct consequence of their interaction but, on the contrary, is the real-time result of another individual’s participation in the virtual space.
Color tracking technology, contact mics, sound effects, visuals, and light changes look ambiguous and random but in fact are the direct representation of how the consequences of our actions are not always direct in results but still powerful enough to impact other dimensions.
NONLINEAR CAUSALITY was part of the IMMENSIVA 2021 Residency Show that took place at ESPRONCEDA Institute of Art & Culture in Barcelona in collaboration with MEET Digital Culture Center, IRCAM, Aalto Studios, Dashboard, V2_Lab for the Unstable Media, Helsinki XR Center, ./studio3 Institute for Experimental Architecture, Karma Lab, University for the Creative Arts, Updated Art Studio and Hard Disk Museum.
Sound design and co-ideation: Mathieu Preux
VR design: Alvaro Muñozledo
Video edit: Ayberk Çelik